There is no one silver bullet solution that will reverse the decline of orcas in the next year. In honor of the 17 days that Tahlequah carried her calf, the Washington Environmental Council have put together 17 actions to help our southern resident orcas.
Restore Gog Le Hi Te Wetlands – Join Forterra and the Port of Tacoma at the Gog Le Hi Te wetlands restoration site to plant native trees and shrubs along the Puyallup River.
Beach Cleanup (& Tacoma Shoreline Survey) – Join us at Citizens for a Healthy Bay’s BEACH CLEANUP at Tahoma Salt Marsh, a super fun way to keep Commencement Bay clean. Bring gloves and a bucket. We’ll provide anything else you might need. Park at Jack Hyde Park; we’ll be cleaning up their beach too! This event is in partnership with EarthCorps, Commencement Bay NRDA Trustees, South Sound Surfrider, Schnitzer Steel, and the Ikkatsu Project’s Shoreline Survey.
Baker Middle School Rain Garden Planting – Join Orcas Love Raingardens and student volunteers to restore a rain garden at Baker Middle School. This rain garden not only keeps stormwater pollution out of salmon and orca habitat, it serves as an outdoor classroom to engage students and the community about the importance of addressing stormwater runoff to protect orcas.
Choose from a dozen different events in the Seattle Area that will each help restore vital habitat and reduce pollution.
Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we work in one of Seattle’s premier parks! At 534 acres, Discovery Park is the largest city park in Seattle and the work here is part of a broader goal to restore 2,500 acres of forested parkland by 2025.
Join the Green Everett Partnership at two events to choose from that will help revitalize Puget Sound Orcas:
Thornton A Sullivan Park needs you and your community to come lend some helping hands to ensure its health into the future!
Johnston-Kelly Park was created in the early nineties by a local elementary school teacher with the help of her students. Over the years elementary school students have helped to maintain the park. Carry on their legacy by helping to restore Johnston-Kelly Park.
Helpin’ Out Bear Creek Salmon – Join Whale Scout to restore native vegetation along Bear Creek in Redmond that will provide Cool, Clean, Clear, Constant flowing water with lots of Critters for salmon to eat and Cover to protect them!