Online Auction Open! Dinner & Live Auction Seats!

Bid for fantastic goodies while supporting the mission of WWTA! Bidding in the online auction ends April 24th, at 11:59pm…BID HERE!!  Gather a group of family and friends and reserve your seats for our April 26th Dinner and Live Auction. Book a table of 8 for $520 (the “early-bird special” of $65 per person)! Please click here to purchase your tickets today.

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Do you love water trails? Join Outreach Allies!

Want more places to get to the water? To launch your small craft? To land for lunch or for the night? WWTA is an organization watch-dogging and increasing shoreline access throughout the Salish Sea and other parts of Washington State. And we need your help and the support of everyone who loves the shoreline to keep doing it!

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Blake Island Marine Campground Restoration – Video

Tristan Baurick, a Kitsap Sun reporter paddled out to Washington Water Trail Association’s annual Blake Island work party with a group from The Mountaineers on March 22nd.  View a video at KitsapSun.com narrated by Paul Ruppert, Park Ranger and Assistant Area Manager for the Blake Island Management Area. Scrolling down the page, you’ll find it on the right side under “Featured Videos”.

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The BEAST Early Bird Deadline March 31st!

Don’t miss the early bird savings. Prices go up $10 per person after today – March 31st!

Unleash The BEAST Adventure Race:
Paddle – Mountain Bike – Trail Run in Port Gamble, Washington, Saturday May 17, 2014.

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Nisqually Rendezvous Paddle – Saturday, April 5th!

We’ll launch at Luhr Beach on the west (Thurston County) side of the Nisqually Delta early (8AM) Saturday morning, and will paddle for a few hours together before returning to Luhr Beach at the Nisqually Reach Nature Center for lunch before noon. It’s bring your own picnic fare! Sign-up here for this Rendezvous paddle coming April 5th! A $10 donation will go to support the work of WWTA. Following this paddle there are LOTS of other attractions in the area… Continue reading

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Washington State Parks FREE Day – Tomorrow!

So, what’s a State Parks free day? That’s when you can visit Washington state parks by vehicle for the day without a Discover Pass. Our Washington state park system was established on March 19, 1913! In honor of this Washington State Parks 101st Birthday, all Washington State Parks will have free (day-use) admission on March 19th, no Discover Pass required.

That said, check out the Discover Pass to get ready for more outdoor adventures in 2014!

Discover Pass with kayaker

 

 

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Easy Currents News: Lots to Do and Say! Many Ways to Be Involved…

Our 1st 2014 Auction Sponsor Is…Christine Burris Harbor Bells!
• Evening Movie/Potluck & Morning Forward Stroke Clinic – March 19 & 20
• Comment on Human-Propelled Boat Operation Standards BY MARCH 11!
• No Discharge Zone in Puget Sound – Public Comment Period until April 21st
• Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales – Public Comments until April 16th
• Spring Cascadia Marine Trail Work Parties
• WWTA Wish List
• Thank You to Our Donors and Members!

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April 26th: Attend our Dinner and Auction, “By the Light of the Moon”

This is an exciting and fun way to support the mission of Washington Water Trails Association while enjoying a sumptuous meal, the camaraderie of your peers, one-of-a-kind items, and spirited bidding!   Book a seat or a table now! Continue reading

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Easy Currents News: Treasure Hunt Sea Kayaker Magazine Garage Sale Tomorrow, and more…

• Sea Kayaker Magazine Garage Sale Tomorrow – February 8th
• Kirby Stevens in Seattle February 21st, “Mystical Places”
• A BIG Thank you to Valley Kayaks and Rob Avery!
• March 1st Rendezvous Paddle on Sammamish River
• Work Party Sign-Ups
• WWTA Wish List
• Thank You to Our Donors and Members!

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Kirby Stevens with Sea Kayaking presentation, “Mystical Places”, in Seattle February 21

Don’t miss Kirby Stevens of Coastal Waters Recreation when he is in Seattle the evening of February 21 (Friday) at the Good Shepherd Center. Coastal Waters Recreation publishes coastal water maps, based in Victoria, B.C.

Kirby will be presenting about sea kayaking, “Mystical Places” and will take us all through a mind-blowing multimedia journey of popular and lesser known paddling areas.  Come and be inspired with paddling tales from Glacier Bay, Alaska; Exuma Cays, Bahamas; the Colorado River Basin; Florida; and, of course, the British Columbia coast.
$10 donation
Door Prizes

When: Friday, Feb 21, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm Pacific Time

Where: Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle (map)

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