Orca Recovery Day
When it comes to the fight for our orcas, we all have something to bring to the table.
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.
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This year, we’re bringing #OrcaRecoveryDay to your home. Be a part of the solution by joining countless others who are creating habits and taking steps to make a better, healthier environment than the one we have now.
Join an Eco Challenge Team or create your own. Once you’ve got a team, you’ll find different kinds of actions split up by category for easy planning. Choose the actions you want to commit to, and then do them!
Every action you take gives your team a better advantage against other teams, but they’ll also show our collective impact and inspire others to join the effort. At the end of the competition, the winners will receive a prize.
In 2019, Governor Jay Inslee declared October 19 as Orca Recovery Day.
Last year’s impact spread across across Washington, British Columbia, Oregon, and California. Even if you didn’t attend an event, there’s plenty you can do to save the orca in your yard, land, and community.