Northwest Straits ChapterBased in Bellingham, WA. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the worlds oceans, waves, and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. We have several projects, events and campaigns, so come get involved!
Take a stand against coal exports –
Currently, there are several proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest, all of which pose significant threats to the nearshore marine environment and the places we love to play. Locally in Bellingham, we are faced with SSA Marine’s proposal to build the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) at Cherry Point.
Maintain funding for
Marine Spatial Planning in Washington
Protect what you love!
Your help is needed, please take action
There are several new proposed uses of the ocean – alternative energy projects, oil and coal exports, aquaculture projects and more that are competing for the same space as other uses, such as kayaking, surfing and fishing. New uses may also threaten the health of ocean and coastal resources.
Please take a second to ask your state legislator to secure $4 million in funding to support marine spatial planning on Washington’s Pacific coast for the next two years so that we may protect priority ecological and recreational areas from new conflicting uses.