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Blue Economy report from Coastal States Org.


Sharing this email from NOAA’s office for Coastal Management. If you have questions or thoughts about the content of this report, please contact Kenneth Walker directly (please cc the PTMTA) or the PTMTA for forwarding. We have many stake holders amongst us and our voice needs to reach the right ears. The Coastal States Organization …

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First Annual EV Expo


First Annual EV Expo hosted by the Chamber of Jefferson County. See the Chamber’s Events page for more info and click the image below to download and print the flyer.    

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A solution for youth interns proposed


  Dear Marine Trades folks, Over the years there has been varying degrees of success in getting youth into the trades through some kind of internship opportunity.  And one of the biggest sticking points has been serving youth under the age of 18 and insurance liability.  I have found a possible solution I want to share and …

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USCG boating safety circular


The Fall 2022 Boating Safety Circular is now available, you can click here to download from the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety’s website.  or Click image below to view the PDF circular.

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Preserve WA- Youth Heritage Project maritime focus


On July 12-15, 2022 The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation held our ninth annual Youth Heritage Project in Port Townsend in partnership with the National Park Service, the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, and the Washington State Parks Department, with Fort Worden State Historical Park serving as the base for the program. Students had …

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Update on Abandoned & Derelict vessel program


KPTZ’s Coastal Cafe podcast, first aired on August 3rd featured valuable information on WA State’s abandoned and derelict removal program with new options to take unwanted vessels at the end of their useful life at collection events to be scheduled. You can listen here.

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Free online e-marketing lessons


Online Marketing and E-Commerce Through COVID’s recent impact, consumers have forever shifted much of their purchasing and scheduling online, leaving some business owners challenged to make this sustainable digital shift. Thanks to a grant from the Economic Development Administration’s CARES Act supplemental funding program, and ARPA Grant funding from Jefferson County, NODC is offering free, practical, …

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NWSWB Scholarships…application deadline


Deadline Approaching: Over $90,000 of scholarship funds to support students for the 2022-2023 programs beginning October 3, 2022. See list of scholarships, eligibility criteria, award details, and how to apply by clicking here. APPLY NOW Applications are due by Tuesday, August 9, 2022 by 5:00 P.M.

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NOAA Fisheries New Proposal


“A Roadmap for use of ‘Ropeless Gear”; article from National Fisherman Magazine Download the draft Ropeless Roadmap guide here. RopelessRoadmapDRAFT-NEFSC  

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Working Waterfront Coalition’s launching a new training program


Our friends at The Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County are launching a new apprenticeship program based on the Canadian model from Quadrant Marine Institute. Port Townsend’s marine trades can benefit by learning more about these programs and identifying local opportunities. The Northwest Maritime Apprenticeship program, utilizing Quadrant Marine Institute’s time-tested, robust, professional training program, …

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NWSWB – student spots available


A few limited spots have opened in the12-month Wooden Boatbuilding Program and 9-month Marine Systems Program starting this October. Submit your application now or contact the admissions team to learn more.

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Marine Systems Intensives Scheduled


Register now: July 11-15 and July 25- 29 Marine Systems Intensives are back this summer with Marine Electrical scheduled for July 11-15 and Marine Corrosion scheduled for July 25-29. Marine Systems Lead Instructor Kevin Ritz packs a lot of learning into these 5-day Intensives. Classes are held in the new 4,800 square foot dedicated Marine …

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Overview of Fish Health Research at the USGS


Presentation Overview of Fish Health Research at the USGS – Marrowstone Marine Field Station Date: June 22, 2022 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT The presentation will be indoors at the Hospital in Fort Flagler State Park. Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fish-health-research-at-the-usgs-marrowstone-marine-field-station-ticket Event Description: Ever wonder what goes on at the USGS Marrowstone Marine Field Station, the …

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Planning Ahead for Disasters


June 17th – Chamber Café Willie Bence, Director Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management As a business owner or manager, do you know what steps to take to protect your business from emergencies? If there is an earthquake? Tsunami? Blizzard? If the power grid goes down? If an area floods? Rockslide? Mudslide? Wide temperature swings? …

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Washington Sea Grant seeks your input for their Strategic Plan for the 2024-2027 program


The survey, linked below along with additional information, will remain open until June 15th. WA Sea Grant works to address important issues in, on, around our waters, for everyone.  Please take a moment to complete the survey, help drive their endeavors, and lend your voice to their agenda and goals.   https://mailchi.mp/uw.edu/help-shape-washington-sea-grants-strategic-plan?e=f746d81288

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BMP’s = an open working waterfront


Kimberlie Webber, the Port of PT’s “Environmental Officer”, gave a presentation to the PTMTA board in May. She wants to get the word out that she is here to help and to educate, not to police our boat yard. Keeping hazardous materials from escaping into the air and into the ground is critical for the …

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All in the name of Fresh Fish Quality-webinar


FREE WEBINAR All in the Name of Fresh Fish Quality Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 12:00 ET / 9:00 AM PT Consumers have changed their attitudes and values towards seafood and how it is caught, processed and purchased in our local markets and we owe it to them to provide the freshest product possible for …

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Greg Brotherton reports on exciting new program


Ventilation of indoor spaces is another layered mitigation that businesses and other organizations can use to make their spaces safer in the current phase of the pandemic and beyond. Peter Rhines, Professor of Fluid Dynamics, and Phil Pilgrim of Bueno Systems, have been running a pilot project at Finnriver to demonstrate that they can evaluate and …

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Week-Long Intensives at NWSWB


Marine Electrical & Marine Corrosion Week-Long Intensives this Summer:

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Business Succession Webinar


Learn about Succession Strategies for your business. This is an online event. Click the image below learn more and to register.

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