How are you going to fit it ALL in the boat?

Find out when you spend an informative Tuesday evening at the Good Shepherd Center where Spring Courtright will entertain you with a class on Packing for Multi-Day Paddling Trips. Join us on Tuesday evening (6:30 to 8:30 pm), September 23rd!
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Cascadia Marine Trail Guidebook will be here September 26th… FREE to Members!

Coming soon, our newly updated guidebook will be a *hot off the press* gift for every Washington Water Trails Association member to thank you for your support in our water trail work. We’re excited to bring our guidebook to our members!

This has been a huge effort over months, and years, involving teams of people working out in the field and behind the scenes. As it has been for over two decades, this is significant member benefit and we encourage you to join now, if you haven’t already. Not current? Now is the time to renew.

Our 2014 Edition will have all the latest updates on where to lunch and launch, to land for rest stops, to get out of the weather, and for starry overnight stays. Not to mention being a resource for planning day-trip journeys all along the trail. This guidebook features a 2-page spread for every camping site, a launch/land trailheads index, and lots of user-friendly information for all who are inspired to adventure on the trail!

 

 

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Paddle Kitsap Start Time Revised to 1:00pm Saturday

Dear Paddle Kitsap Participant:

Well why get up for a 9am meet time when you can get up at Noon? When we changed the date for Paddle Kitsap from Aug 9th to the 23rd we forgot to take into account the tide difference and did not change the timeline. So now everything must be shifted to an afternoon paddle so that we can really ride the tide rather than paddle against it.

We are very sorry for this inconvenience for some and as it turns out a blessing for others that like to sleep in late. So now we will be meeting in Port Orchard at 1PM and starting the paddle at 2:30PM.
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Administrative and Outreach Coordinator – POSITION FILLED, THANK YOU

Seeking a part-time Administrative and Outreach Coordinator reporting to the Executive Director. Will maintain Washington Water Trails Association’s membership, volunteer and QuickBooks databases, caring for WWTA members, coordinating outreach events, and supporting staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors. The person in this position will provide exceptional service to members and prospective members, and will support smooth running of office and outreach functions. Position open until filled.

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Thursday, August 21: Oceans of Uncertainty; A Sea of Revelations

magicSAVE THE DATE!
August 21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

A Slide Show, a Visual Feat, a Presentation of a woman’s solo journey up the Inside Passage

Come and share an evening of fun and adventure with WWTA staffer Susan Conrad as she recaps her 1,100 mile solo sea kayak journey up the Inside Passage of British Columbia and Alaska.

Suggested donation of $10 for WWTA members, $15 for non-members

Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, room 202
Reservations are appreciated through EventBrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oceans-of-uncertainty-a-sea-of-revelations-tickets-12405283537
Come early for best seating!

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Announcing Winners for our Membership Survey Prize Drawing!

Thank you to all our members who participated in last month’s Membership Survey!  As always, the feedback was useful and insightful, and we will be acting on it soon.  Please keep an eye out for a report on some of the trends and highlights.

Most of you who responded to the survey also entered in the survey *prize drawing*!  So, congratulations to (drumroll please….):

Chadwick Creamer and Carli Herrs, winners of Outdoor Research hats
Ronald of Seattle, winner of an Outdoor Research t-shirt
Tim Bever, winner of an quickdrying Echo tee
Debi Scacco, winner of the *Outdoor Research Messenger Bag*, and
Michael Stevenson, winner of the *Outdoor Research Waterproof Backpack*!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Thank you also to Outdoor Research for providing the prizes!

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This Thursday – August 7th! Paddling the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trail

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea

Join Washington Water Trails and John Kuntz, owner of Olympic Outdoor Center, for a fun and informal presentation on this unique natural area so close to Seattle. John will discuss the trails’ inception to national status, as well as a history of the creation of the trail, its inclusion in the Cascadia Marine Trail system, highlights of paddling the trail, and what it means for the future of paddlesports in Washington State.

August 7th – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tickets available at door – opens at 6:00

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Be Part of a Citizen Science Project!

We’ve all heard that sea stars along much of the North American pacific coast are dying in great numbers from a mysterious wasting syndrome. As water and beach going adventurers, we can all contribute to a citizen science project that’s being conducted through Cornell University and University of Washington. Interested?
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Meet us at our NEW Cascadia Marine Trail Site on Saturday!

On Saturday morning – June 28th – please join Morgan Scherer with other WWTA members and supporters for a work party at our new Cascadia Marine Trail site, Sunrise Beach Park on Colvos Passage! We’ll do invasive species removal, general clean-up and will install water trail signage. Volunteers are integral to maintaining and growing our water trail system, so please join us Saturday morning. R.S.V.P. with the name(s) and contact information for everyone who’d like to participate.

Have you thought about becoming a work party lead for WWTA?
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*Play* with WWTA at Seattle’s Big Day of Play – June 29th

WWTA will be participating in Seattle’s “7th Annual Healthy Parks, Healthy You Event” and we invite you to come out and play with a stopover at our booth!

IF you’re in the mood for a paddle please let us know. We’re planning one of our Rendezvous Paddles from Leschi to the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center who will be hosting Seattle’s Big Day of Play. All paddlers will have an hour (or so) at the event before paddling the return route to Leschi. REGISTER TODAY

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