Washington Sea Grant
Serving the people who manage, use and enjoy Washington's ocean and coasts
Events & Issues
- What Is Marine Spatial Planning and Why Should You Care? WSG's Kevin Decker will answer these questions at his booth at Come and Play on Labor Day, South Bend (Aug 29-Sept 1). Enjoy food, crafts, and entertainment, and learn how you can participate in planning for a sustainable Washington coast. More info…
- Shoreline Monitoring Toolbox: WSG partners with the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program in developing the Shoreline Monitoring Toolbox, an online resource that provides simple, affordable, and standardized approaches to monitor nearshore sites in Puget Sound.
- Life’s a Beach after the Dam Removals: Ian Miller, WSG’s beachcombing geologist in Port Angeles, tells reporter Lynda Mapes about the remarkable recovery of the Elwha River mouth’s sandy shores following removal of two sediment-blocking dams, in a front-page Seattle Times feature.
- Clean Energy for Cleaner Boating: Washington State Parks’ Clean Vessel Act Program, working with WSG’s Aaron Barnett, recently gave Eastern Washington its first solar-powered boat-waste pumpout, at Cusick on the Pend Oreille River, plus a new Pasco pumpout station and a pumpout boat on Lake Charbonneau. Learn more about the Pumpout Washington Program.
- Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Northwest. Along with a major update on our ocean acidification activities—including outreach, education and research at Sea Grant and beyond—we just published a new fact sheet, Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Northwest.
- When the Stars Go Out Along the Coast. WSG's Eric Scigliano writes for Crosscut about sea stars, which are keystone predators, and how they are melting, leaving scientists "puzzled...and worried."
- Climate Adaptation Survey: Now available, the results from a survey of Washington state coastal practitioners and elected officials to understand their current role in climate change adaptation and the hurdles they face.