Currently in its 12th year, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, 2 teams of professional outdoor educators, have reached over 10 million people in 48 states with Leave No Trace education and training.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Washington Water Trails Association

What could be better than sea kayaking for four days in the Puget Sound? How about sea kayaking in the Sound with our new friends, past Traveling Trainers, and current dynamic duo that make up the SEA (Sound Education and Action) Kayaker Team. North Moench and Ella Goodbrod took us under their wing for the weekend as the four of us talked to visitors on and around Blake Island about the Washington Water Trails Association and "how to reduce your paddle print" by practicing Leave No Trace skills and ethics. The weather and water were great, and we had a chance to talk to 125 people during the weekend at three different Cascadia Marine Trail sites. Some quick highlights include; getting to hang out and work with Traveling Trainer legends, learning about tide charts and decision making when traveling on the water, wildlife sitings like bald eagles, osprey, seals, raccoons, and a salmon farm, being introduced to sea kayaker culture and meeting lots of great people who love this sport, an impromptu game of "Okay - No Way" with a large group one evening on Blake Island, and navigating some crossings full of big ferries and fun waves. To learn more about the WWTA, a great partner of ours, click on the link above. Also, please visit the SEA Kayaker page to read more about North and Ella's outreach and adventures on the water this summer. Keep up the great work you two!
Lastly, we would like to thank our new pals Sarah and Robert for their great company and hospitality while we were in Seattle.

1 comment:

Tina Ulp said...

Sissssssy! You look beautiful on the water.