Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day

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Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Southern Resident Killer Whales that call Puget Sound home are critically endangered. In the past few months alone, two of our local orcas died from a combination of malnutrition, polluted waters, and stress from local boat traffic. The local population is down to only 74 orcas. We must act now if we're going to save the most iconic species of the Pacific Northwest. 

Puget Sound Conservation Districts are proud to provide folks around the region the chance to take action on this critical issue. With 10 different restoration and educational activities all around the Puget Sound to choose from, you'll have a chance to get involved in the recovery of our local Orcas. 

All events will also include educational programming and ideas actions you can take everyday.

Unable to join us on November 10th? Take action right now with these ideas: 

Actions You Can Take

Find an Event Near You:

  • Clallam Conservation District - Come out and help install native plants, spread mulch and pull invasive weeds at a Low Impact Development Demonstration site that helps mitigate stormwater pollution. 
  • Whatcom Conservation District - Join Whatcom Land Trust, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, and Whatcom CD in restoring valuable salmon habitat along Butler Creek by planting a variety of trees. 
  • Mason Conservation District - Join Mason CD and Capitol Land Trust in a volunteer planting event at Bayshore Preserve, a 74-acre property that provides important habitat for several species of salmon, marine mammals, and a multitude of waterfowl and bird species.
  • Thurston Conservation District - Help Thurston CD and Capital Land Trust restore a vital pocket estuary by removing invasive blackberry and installing native plants at the future home of the Inspiring Kids Preserve at Harmony Farms.
  • King Conservation District - Along with partners at Vashon Land Trust volunteers will help restore Judd Creek, one of Vashon’s two major salmon-bearing creeks, by controlling invasive weeds and planting native trees and shrubs.
  • Skagit Conservation District - Volunteers will help plant 150 coniferous trees along Trumpeter Creek to help restore important salmon habitat.
  • Whidbey Conservation District - A three part event focused on reducing stormwater pollution including: a native plant sale workshop, a hands-on rain garden demonstration, and an Open House to discuss ideas of how landowners can contribute to ecosystem recovery.
  • Snohomish Conservation District - Take part in a stream side planting event along Woods Creek, a priority salmon stream that is both too polluted and too warm for salmon to thrive. 
  • Pierce Conservation District - Join us at Tacoma Narrows Park for a marine shoreline restoration planting event, to help reduce erosion and create better habitat for the entire food chain.
  • San Juan Islands Conservation District - TBD

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