Return of Cactus Ed

January 28, 2015 Comments (0) journal

I am one of those who consider Edward Abbey to be among the best American wilderness writers of all time. I like his style and his use of the language, and the way he could both harangue and laugh at the same time still fascinates me. I like that he once made the editorial decision to

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Between storms

After what seems like years (but was actually only about three months), I finished

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It ended up raining pretty hard on Saturday afternoon, but we were off the water

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Message in a Plastic Bottle - First Look

"Message in a Plastic Bottle," due to be released in spring of 2015, documents the improbable voyage of the Hyas yiem, a kayak built out of discarded plastic bottles. From Olympia to Bellingham, 150 miles through the waters of Puget Sound, this film explores the effects of plastic in the marine environment while capturing the beauty and wonder of Washington's inland coast.

Standing Up

A standup paddleboard made from discarded plastic bottles - and a challenge to rethink single-use plastics. This short film was produced by Robert Entenman and a team of students from UW-Tacoma.

Upcoming Fieldwork and Expeditions

November 2014 ..... Conclusion of 2014 Tacoma Shoreline Survey COMPLETED
December 2014 ..... Cape Flattery Area Surveys COMPLETED
May 2015 ..... Puget Trail Journey

"Blue Line 2015"

As sea levels rise, the low-lying waterfronts of today are destined to become the tide flats of tomorrow. Although the rate of change is difficult to estimate with absolute certainty, there is no question about the overall trend and direction. The Ikkatsu Project interactive program "Blue Line 2015," is set to begin early next year as a way of previewing the possible futures of coastal communities all over the Pacific Northwest. The blue line on current charts that shows where the water stops and the land begins is not some permanent fixture; indeed, it is already changing. Follow along in 2015 and see where your town will be and what it will look like years from now.