Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day

Photograph Copyright Ray Pfortner;  raypfortner.com

Photograph Copyright Ray Pfortner; raypfortner.com

11AM – 3PM

Sat, Nov 10th, rain or shine, so prepare activities for inclement weather

San Juan Island, Jackson Beach Friday Harbor

Join us on San Juan Island, the Southern Resident Killer Whale summer stomping grounds for several concurrent hands on projects, educational activities, and speaker series:

  • beach clean-up to remove pollutants from the marine food chain

  • demonstrations on non-fossil fuel clean energy options that can help you make the shift away from carbon and/or hydro-electric power

  • familiarize yourself with native landscaping, rain gardens and other simple things you can do at home to reduce the toxicity of stormwater pollution

  • learn about alternative, Orca friendly, whale site-seeing recommendations

  • hear about Coast Salish canoe culture promoting healthy waterways from Samish tribal member Sam Barr

What is the Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day?

A region wide day of action to connect people to Puget Sound, our critically endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, and the work we all need to do to save them. A celebration of the place we call home and the most iconic species of the Pacific Northwest. Ten Conservation Districts across the Puget Sound will host restoration events that address two of the primary causes of Orca whale decline: malnutrition due to salmon scarcity and increasing water pollution. Events will include salmon stream restoration plantings, rain garden installations, and marine shoreline restoration. Each event will also feature educational programming to inspire participants with ideas of what they can do every day to help orca recovery.

Why: 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 and it will take people from across the region joining in to do so.

Puget Sound Conservation Districts are proud to provide folks around the region the chance to take action on this critical issue.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018. 11:00am - 3:00pm San Juan Island, Location TBD

For More information please contact Erin or Ryan at the San Juan Islands Conservation District 360-378-6621.

Erin@SJICD.org or Ryan@SJICD.org

Or drop by our office in Friday Harbor

530 Guard St

Friday Harbor, WA 9825t