Blind Island Work Party – May 30th

Are you interested in joining other WWTA supporters on Saturday, May 30th to help steward the Cascadia Marine Trail? This will be my first work party as the new Executive Director of WWTA. Come meet me and others as we pick up tools to decimate some invasive species on Blind Island! Not to mention, spending a day hanging out in the San Juan Islands! Call our office at 206-545-9161 to register or drop us an email at I’ll see you out on the trail! RobIMG_7497

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Take a Trip on the Wild Side… to WWTA’s Live and Online Auctions!

Our Online Auction is Open until April 16th

with a Live Dinner Auction on April 18th

We are pleased to invite you to WWTA’s Annual Dinner & Auction on April 18th. Join us for an exciting evening of dining, bidding, and good company. This year’s dinner event will be held at the Elks Club in Ballard, where you can appreciate the magnificent sunsets of Salmon Bay while you enjoy a delicious meal catered by Balabuste.

We appreciate your support!

Through your WWTA membership and other support Washington Water Trails strives to protect and promote public access to Washington waterways, shorelines, and marine trails for human-powered watercraft. Your financial support will help WWTA provide current and future generation’s access to the waterways.

“Over the last 15 years, I have spent many memorable long weekends in my kayak traveling along the Cascade Marine Trail and camping in the San Juan Islands. I am always grateful for the work that WWTA has undertaken to ensure that there are numerous launch sites and overnight camping locations for everyone to enjoy. I support WWTA’s mission and can’t think of a better way to explore this beautiful area”

-Lara Rooke, Secretary, Board of Directors, WWTA

The online auction is open.  You can place your bids through the bidding for good site until April 16th, 2015, at 6:01pm. Our online auction is a separate event form the Live auction. Once the online auction closes, the winners will be notified.  Items listed in our online auction will not be placed for bidding in the live auction.

You will need to register with Bidding for Good to bid on items. If you registered last year, your previous login will provide access.

Purchase your tickets today!

You may purchase tickets for the Annual Dinner and Auction through the Bidding for Good website or directly by contacting the WWTA office ( or 206.545.9161)

Tickets $70 (Early Bird Pricing $65 before April 13th). Consider purchasing a Table for your club members $520 or become a Sponsor.

Where ever you are, you can support shoreline access by bidding for cool, useful, and interesting items on our Online Auction!  Check out our online only items, and preview our live event items at Bidding for Good

In addition, we’re pleased to invite you to WWTA’s Annual Dinner & Auction. Join us for an evening with delicious food & drink, playing for a wide selection of treasures, shared with lots of good company. This year’s dinner event will be held at the Elks in Ballard, with a water view. Reserve your seats today!


All proceeds benefit Washington Water Trails Association, working to protect, steward and preserve public shoreline access and water trails for non-motorized boaters & the general public.

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“Kayaking the Aleutians” with Justine Curgenven Tonight!

Washington Kayak Club, Washington Water Trails Association and The Mountaineers are hosting adventure sea kayaker Justine Curgenven tonight [March 3rd] at the Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE. Justine will be introducing her new DVD “Kayaking the Aleutians“, a journey shared by Justine and Sarah Outen, paddling 2,500km along the Aleutian island chain and Alaskan peninsula for over 101 days. Doors open (with pizza & beer) at 6:30pm! Presentation & film starts at 7pm. Read all about it  – “Events” (tab above).

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Don’t miss TONIGHT at the GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER, Rm. 202 (chocolate provided). The first thing we are going to work on is our annual dinner auction however if you are interested in volunteering this year in other ways come meet people, and gather with like-minded friends, and learn about how YOU can help keep the work of WWTA running smoothly.

Please feel welcome to show up at the door 7PM tonight! We look forward to seeing you!

Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N., Seattle, WA







Mother Nature Network – Photo: Galyna Andrushko/Shutterstock


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WWTA Education Series Class –  Thursday, February 19th

Learning and Practicing Good Judgment when Kayaking

To save your place, please register online today.

What will be your course of action? Come find out in this class: How do you learn to make a quality decision…
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Education Series: Cold Water Immersion with Karl Kohagen!

padrow w pathUnlike Padrow Puffin, we don’t come with our own layer of protection. So what does happen when we immerse a human body in cold water? Join us at the Good Shepherd Center on the evening of January 22nd to find out!  Class will start at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30).

Join Karl Kohagen at the Good Shepherd Center on Thursday evening – January 22 – for the first of our 2015 Education Series classes. There’ll be a $300 value DOOR PRIZE (& an extra ticket for everyone who becomes a member or renews membership at this event!). And BONUS, Karl as a rep for Kokatat will show a new convertible dry suit/dry top with a flexible, waterproof zipper around the entire waist, creating an autonomous dry top and fully functional paddling pants. Unzipped, one piece becomes two. Zip them together and you’re back in full-body waterproof bliss. To save your place, register online today.
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WWTA Online Trails Data Scheduled to Open to the Public on JANUARY 2, 2015!

Since 2002, when WWTA first added detailed site information to our website, access to that information has been restricted to WWTA members. The thinking behind this was to encourage people to join our organization and support the water trail sites.

Now we are very excited to announce that all detailed online water trail site information will be OPEN TO ALL-COMERS as of January 2015!

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December: The Start of the Giving Season!

Thank you for kicking off the giving season with such generosity on #GivingTuesday! Our goal for the month of December is a whopping $20,000, and we are well on our way, having raised $1262.33 in just one day. Thank you!!  This goal will allow WWTA to start off the year strong, and in a good position to make commitments for the coming year.

What’s coming in 2015:
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Today is Giving Tuesday!

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday is a reminder that this season is also about giving back. We ask you to take a moment and MAKE A DONATION to Washington Water Trails Association. A gift to WWTA at this time of year ties in with our annual appeal and your support will make our organization stronger for our work in 2015.

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Enjoy the Bounty of this Season!

red leafHappy Thanksgiving from all of us at Washington Water Trails Association. yellow leaf

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