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Washington Sea Grant helps people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.


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Harmonizing With My Roots

In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, Melissa Watkinson reflects on her Indigenous heritage and her new role as WSG equity, access and community engagement lead.

Witness King Tides and Help Build a Picture of the Future

Head outdoors this holiday season to see the highest tides of the year, and upload your photos to the MyCoast app to help scientists and planners prepare for sea level rise.

Send Your Ideas: What Are the Best Pacific Northwest Oyster Stories?

WSG is revising and updating the popular book Heaven on the Half Shell: The Story of the Northwest’s Love Affair with the Oyster.

WSG Response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact all aspects of society, WSG has been mobilizing its resources to support communities and stakeholders across the state.

Statement of Solidarity from WSG Staff

We stand with the Black community during these painful times.

December 4

Ray Troll Exhibit Opening

The Burke Museum will host a virtual celebration of Ray Troll’s Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline exhibit. This olive event will include a peek into the gallery, a presentation with artist Ray Troll and Kirk Johnson of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and a live Q&A with the audience. Buckle up; it’s going to be a wild ride.

December 11

Attend the Boating Facilities Grant Workshop

Learn how to access several state and federal grants that cover up to 75 percent of infrastructure and maintenance costs for boating facilities. This workshop will be held on Dec. 11 via Zoom. Click the title above or check out the attached flyer here to learn more.

Map of Puget Sound Area Showing Markers Where WSG Works

Where is Washington Sea Grant? 

Explore the Washington Sea Grant Story Map by clicking any point on the map – and learn what we are up to around the State!

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Funding and Fellowships

Apply Now for the 2022–2023 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Successful applicants are matched with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government for a one-year paid fellowship in the Washington D.C. area.

Program Development

WSG sets aside a portion of its federal budget for small grants that allow timely responses to new or changing needs and provide the capacity to plan and begin implementing emerging programs.