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Join on Oct. 16th, 2021!
In 2018, the world watched as Tahlequah, a Southern Resident Killer Whale, carried her dead calf for 17 days, travelling almost 1,000 miles off the Pacific Northwest coast before letting go. Tahlequah isn’t the first grieving orca mother- unfortunately, hers was one of many calf deaths across the past two decades. According to the Center for Whale Research, approximately 75 percent of newborns in the Southern Resident killer whale population have not survived.
With just over 70 individuals left, we must act now if we’re going to save the most iconic species of the Pacific Northwest.
Thurston County Events
Thurston Conservation District and OlyEcosystems | October 16, 10 am – 2 pm | Watershed Park: McCormick Ct. Entrance
Join Thurston Conservation District and City of Olympia at Watershed Park for a socially distanced work party! Volunteers are invited to help create better habitat for the wildlife and aquatic species around Moxlie Creek by removing invasive weeds and planting native trees and shrubs. Helping restore this important habitat is an opportunity for you to make a difference for our endangered Southern Resident orca whales!
Nisqually Land Trust | Orca Recovery Day Live Stake Harvest | October 16, 9 am – 12 pm | Lackamas Flats Protected Area, Yelm
Join us at our Lackamas Flats Protected Area for a morning of harvesting live cottonwood stakes. The stakes we harvest will be used for future riparian planting projects!
The work party will go from 9AM to 12PM. Once you register, you will receive an email with specific directions to the site.