Did you know that June is Orca Month? Along with the many big events being offered from Oregon to British Columbia, you have the opportunity to TAKE ACTION telling the Governor’s Task Force on recovering orcas to address salmon restoration, pollution prevention, noise reduction, and oil spill risk!
Orca Month in June is a chance to celebrate one of our region’s most iconic wildlife species, but also an opportunity to reflect on the plight of these fragile creatures.
Working together from all corners of the Salish Sea, we can restore the habitat orcas – and humans – call home. Join us for a month of educational and celebratory events to raise awareness of the threats facing our Southern Resident orca population and what we can do to protect them.
Events with Whale Scout:
June 3rd: Orca Month Kickoff! Golden Gardens, Seattle
June 9th: San Juan Island Naturalist Program Volunteer Info Session and Training. Friday Harbor
June 9th: Hour for the Ocean Beach Cleanup. Alki Beach, Seattle
June 10th: Whales in Your Neighborhood. Various locations
June 19th: Pint-Sized Science: Orca Month! Ballard Coffee Works, Seattle
June 28th: Orcas Need Free Flowing Rivers. Ballard Patagonia Store, Seattle
See a complete list at OrcaMonth.com!
On March 14, Governor Inslee signed an executive order to designate state agencies to take immediate actions to benefit our Southern Resident orcas. The Orca Recovery Task Force, made up of members of the Legislature, the Government of Canada, representatives from tribal, federal, local, and other state governments, private sector, and the non-profit sector, will develop long-term action recommendations for orca recovery and future sustainability.
In honor of June being Orca Awareness Month, take action by signing on to this letter to the Task Force to address salmon restoration, pollution prevention, noise reduction, and oil spill risk.
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