Member Spotlight: Casey Dennehy

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Casey Dennehy WCMAC Recreation Seat Casey is the Washington Coast Program Manager for the Surfrider Foundation. He is actively engaged in the Shoreline Master Plan updates for Grays Harbor County, is the chair of the Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee, sits on the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, and directs Surfrider’s Coastal… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Mark Cedergreen

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Mark Cedergreen WCMAC Recreational Fishing Seat Mark moved to Westport with his parents in 1956 and purchased Westport Charters from his parents in 1976 after having commercially fished from California to Alaska and operated charter boats from time to time. From 1996 until he semi-retired in 2015, Mark worked for the Westport Charter Boat Association… Read more »

Seafloor Atlas: Complete Maps of Substrate Now Available

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The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS), the Active Tectonics & Seafloor Mapping Lab (AT&SML) at the Oregon State University, and several contributing partners worked together to compile raw seafloor mapping data and stitch them together into a seafloor atlas. The group remapped data when necessary, standardized the classifications and methodologies, and applied existing ground-truth… Read more »

Wooden Boat Festival with Sea Grant

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Join Washington Sea Grant’s Kevin Decker for an exciting weekend at the 39th Annual Wooden Boat Festival, September 11-13 at the Northwest Maritime Center. The Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is one of the most enlightening and exciting wooden boat events in the world. The annual festival features over 300 wooden vessels, hundreds of indoor… Read more »

International Kite Festival with Sea Grant

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Join Washington Sea Grant’s Kevin Decker for an exciting weekend at the 35th annual Washington State International Kite Festival, August 22-23 at Long Beach, Washington. There are exciting events taking place all week long. Bring your own kite, make a new onw, view the incredible variety of kites and ways to fly them while enjoying… Read more »

New! Final Report Released: Economic Analysis to Support Marine Spatial Planning in Washington

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Cascade Economics completed an analysis of the economies of Washington’s coastal communities. The economic analysis provides the tools and data to characterize baseline conditions for ocean uses and their important relationships to coastal communities on the Washington coast, and can be used to evaluate the economic consequences of proposed uses or planning options in the… Read more »

Final Report Released: Washington Ocean and Coastal Recreation Study

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​The Surfrider Foundation, in partnership with Point 97 and the state of Washington, recently completed a study on the non-consumptive recreational uses along Washington’s coast. Results show that survey respondents spent an average of $117.14 per coastal visit on things such as food, lodging, transportation, and shopping. Each year, recreation brings $481 million dollars to… Read more »

Tourism: Exploring Washington’s Baseline Conditions

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Join the Surfrider Foundations’ Washington Policy Manager, Gus Gates, for a presentation of the results of the Surfrider and Point 97 project to collect a baseline characterization of coastal and ocean recreational use patterns. What: Learn about the coastal and ocean recreational activities along the Washington coast. Discuss where speciic activities typically take place. View… Read more »

Giving Thanks for Seastars

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For the past year, anyone that notices changes in the marine waters has likely noticed dramatic changes to the sea stars along the west coast. Scientists and researchers have documented a rapid decline in important populations of sea stars. These populations have slowly succumbed to white lesions and eventually appear to melt to death. Cases… Read more »

The Season to Volunteer

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Do you enjoy walking on the beach? Are you interested in learning more about the marine natural resources in your area? Most of us appreciate long walks on the beach and seeing the sun peak through the clouds on a rainy day. November is the perfect time to show your volunteer spirit and head to… Read more »