Donate to orgs that protect our seas! Real results here and around the globe

My end of the year appeal is to support the work of Sea Shepard and the Wild Fish Conservancy. Both these organizations are focused on taking radically important steps to stop the destruction of our seas and take the battles into courts and governments around the world. Here is a quick overview of the incredibly important work of Sea Shepard in stopping the rape of the ocean by putting themselves physically at risk. They have been helping Alexandra Morton in our area of the world as well. Ok. You know the drill. Click and support. See you in 2022.

And here is a short video on the latest project from Wild Fish Conservancy. They have been at the forefront of legal challenges to a variety of threats to the shores and waters of the Sound and elsewhere. They have a proven track record of success at stopping monied interests from pillaging the Salish Sea.

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  1. [Book review request alert]

    Dear Al,

    Happy New Year! And thanks for all your posts!

    For all of us endeared to the history and future of the Salish Sea, 2021 brought an incredibly rich and highly credible resource:

    “Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound” written by David B. Williams.

    The book is exactly that. Joseph Gaydos, quoted on the back cover, says it best:
    “William’s thorough research is presented in a beautiful narrative that is not only entertaining but informative and will transform our understanding of the region.”

    David is an author, naturalist, educator, and curatorial associate at the Burke Museum. He is a friend and former colleague whom I introduced to your Olympic Peninsula Environmental News after I read Homewaters. You immediately came to mind. David asked if I know you and I think we did cross paths a time or two but that was several years ago. It’s been several years since I’ve seen David too; I hadn’t known about this project. He’s now subscribed to OPEN and I hope you two meet soon.

    David would appreciate your review of his book. My heartfelt review:
    I love Homewaters. I read the preface three times in a row and sobbed each time. It was a good sob – made me feel less alone. You have a very rich perspective. Thank you. Profound.

    Hopefully, those closer to you gave you Homewaters for Christmas.

    Useful information – i.e., David’s email signature line:
    David B. Williams
    Twitter: @geologywriter
    Free weekly Newsletter:
    I live and work on the unceded land of the dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish) and Coast Salish peoples. I acknowledge and honor with gratitude the land itself and those who have inhabited it since time immemorial.

    Useful for book review requests [?]:
    Seattle: University of Washington Press
    ISBN: 9780295748603 (print)
    245 pages

    Thank you for your time and attention.
    Best wishes,
    Deanna Frost
    salishsea.islandrover (at)

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