Washington Sea Grant
Serving the people who manage, use and enjoy Washington's ocean and coasts
Events & Issues
- Snap the Shore, See the Future: Capture Washington’s King Tide. This holiday season, go outdoors and capture images of Washington’s King Tide! Join the Witness King Tide Initiative December 21–27 and photograph one of the highest tides of the year in several locations along the Washington coast. For specific dates and times in your location, visit the website.
- Shellfish Symposium. On December 8th, more than 300 people assembled to hear scientists and other experts to share the latest research and information on shellfish and the environment. For a list of topics and issues, and available presentations, see the agenda.
- Shellfish Aquaculture in Washington State. WSG is conducting research to assess the economic and cumulative effects of the evolving Washington shellfish aquaculture industry. Learn more about the studies underway in the first progress report.
- Sea Star Autumn 2014. Learn about how WSG is helping fishermen reduce seabird bycatch, providing safety and rescue training for marine boaters, supporting citizen science and more. Read the latest issue.
- Free Winter Night Beach Walks. Kitsap Beach Naturalists offer free night beach walks exploring the wealth of life in the water after dark. For more info see our Calendar of Events.
- Save the Date: River and Ocean Film Festival 2015. This festival celebrates the freshwater and marine environments of the western Olympic Peninsula with short films highlighting the beauty and opportunity of this region, as well as some of the issues faced by its marine and freshwater habitats and the human community. More info…
- 2014-2015 Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellows. Five new Hershman Fellows are working at agencies and organizations in Washington State, where they focus on diverse projects ranging from coastal hazard resilience to vessel traffic safety and oil spills to climate change and marine biotoxins. More info…
- Coastal Flood Risk Reduction Course. WSG's Jamie Mooney and Nicole Faghin are offering a one-day course to help coastal and island communities find opportunities to reduce flood risk (see the course flyer for details). For more about this course, which can be tailored to community needs, please contact Jamie Mooney.
- 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.