The Surfrider Foundation launched a survey this week to document the recreational use of the state’s coast.
The foundation is a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection of oceans. The survey aims to collect data on diving, kayaking, surfing, birding, clamming and camping.
“The Washington coast is an extraordinary place that offers significant recreational and economic opportunities,” says Casey Dennehy, the state coast manager for the foundation. “While there is data regarding traditional industries … there is very little about the recreation economy.”
The survey can be found at: http://surfrider.org/washington-survey/. It is funded by the state Department of Natural resources and private foundations and is part of a larger coastal planning effort.