Washington Sea Grant
Serving the people who manage, use and enjoy Washington's ocean and coasts
Events & Issues
- 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, gives 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.