Orca Recovery Day

Orca Recovery Day

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Our orcas are endangered but it’s not too late! There is plenty we can do to save them. Orca Recovery Day is your opportunity to join your local Conservation District and other partner organizations in fun, family-friendly events happening throughout the region.

Find an event near you by exploring the map below, or filling out this registration form. We will be in touch!

Click on the map below to learn more about conservation district hosted events!
Washington CDs
Clallam CDMason CDThurston CDSkagit CDWhatcom CDSnohomish CDKing CDSan Juan Islands CDWhidbey Island CDPierce CDPend Oreille Conservation DistrictPalouse-Rock Creek CDWhitman Conservation DistrictPalouse CDKitsap CD

Clallam CD

Project Description: Installation of 1,500 native conifer trees and invasive weed removal on the former Lake Aldwell reservior and Elwha River. The event will include outreach and education on the Elwha River restoration project, and return of the salmon following removal of two dams, and programming from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and local elected officials.
Event Location: Lake Aldwell Road, Port Angeles, WA
Event Time:  9 am - noon
Contact Person: Meghan Adamire, meghan.adamire@clallamcd.org, 360-775-3747 ext. 1

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Mason CD

Project Description: A native planting event along the Skokomish River to restore vital habitat for Endangered Species Act listed spring Chinook salmon.
Project Location: Skokomish Valley Farms, 10 N Sweetgrass Lane, Shelton, WA 98584
Project Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Contact Person: Jen Thurman-Williams, jentw@masoncd.org, 360-427-9436 ext.113

Thurston CD

Project Description: Invasive weed removal and native plant installation along this urban shoreline. Come learn about actionable steps we can all take to support our Orcas. Information about our new Shore Friendly program will also be available.
Project Location: West Bay Park, 700 W Bay Dr NW, Olympia, WA
Project Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Contact Person: Nora White, nwhite@thurstoncd.org, 360-754-3588 ext. 105

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Skagit CD

Project Description: The project will restore a three-acre one-hundred and twenty foot wide native tree and shrub buffer on a small Pocket Estuary located on March Point.
Project Location: March Point Estuary
Project Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Contact Person: Bill Blake, bill@skagitcd.org, 360-428-4313

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Whatcom CD

Project Description: A native planting event along the lower Nooksack River to restore floodplain habitat to benefit Chinook and other salmon. Park at the location below and you'll be shuttled to the river.

Parking Location: Northwest Indian College, 2522 Kwina Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226

Project Time: 9 am - noon

Contact Person: Aneka Sweeney, ASweeney@whatcomcd.org, 360-526-2381 ext 103

Snohomish CD

Project Description: We will be planting native trees and shrubs in an area that was previously dense thickets of Himalayan blackberry along a salmon-bearing waterway named Woods Creek. 
Project Location: Woods Creek Watershed- Monroe
Project Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Contact Person: Thomas Bulthuis, tbulthuis@snohomishcd.org, 425-377-7013

This event is full! Please sign up for one of our partner events. 

Event Description: A talk by two scientists called, "Southern Resident Killer Whales: Will The Next Generative Survive?" 
Event Location: Rosehill Community Center, Point Elliot Room, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo, WA 98275
Event Date: Wednesday, October 16
Event Time: 6:30 pm to 8pm (Doors at 6pm) - Registration not required / walk-ins welcome!
Contact Person: Kari Quaas, kquaas@snohomishcd.org, 425-377-7021

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King CD

Project Description: Join KCD, Green Seattle Partnership and the City of Seattle to enhance Longfellow Creek and support healthy salmon populations.
Project Site: West Seattle, Seattle, WA
Project Time: 10 am -2 p.m.
Contact Person: 
Nikki Wolf, Nikki.wolf@kingcd.org425-282-1909

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Project Description: KCD is partnering with the City of Bothell to enhance Parr Creek. Help us plant trees to improve the streamside habitat salmon need to thrive.
Project Site: Bothell Business Park, Bothell, WA
Project Time: 10 am - 2 p.m.
Contact Person: 
Matt Maria, matt.maria@kingcd.org425-282-1934

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San Juan Islands CD

Project Description: Join us in replacing invasive plant species with native grasses and wildflowers from Salish Seeds Nursery near the marine riparian zone. Meet and work alongside local elected officials, SRKW researchers, and tribal representatives.
Project Location: Cattle Point Interpretive Area (near day-use parking area)
Project Time: 11 am - 3 pm
Contact Person: Sierra O'Connell, sierra@sjicd.org, 206-602-9185

Whidbey Island CD

Project Description: Greenbank Farm rain garden restoration project. Master Gardeners will be on hand to lead a rain garden restoration and replanting work party. Partners: WSU Ext, WSU Master Gardeners, Port of Coupeville.
Project Location: Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Rd, Greenbank
Project Time: 1 - 4 pm
Contact Person: Shannon Bly, shannon@whidbeycd.org, 360-678-4708

Sunlight Shores Shoreline Restoration Community Planting

Project Description: Join the Sunlight Shores Community in their second native planting as part of their voluntary shoreline restoration project. Planting native vegetation along shorelines and waterways prevents erosion and buffers stormwater run-off, benefitting salmon and Orcas.

Project Location: Sunlight Shores, Clinton

Project Time: 9am-noon

Contact Person: Shannon Bly, Shannon@whidbeycd.org, 360-678-4708


Cornet Bay Noxious Weed Removal

Project Description: Come get your aggression out on some noxious weeds on the beautiful Cornet Bay shoreline. Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group will be on hand to assist with the work party and make sure the correct plants are being removed.  Noxious weeds on our shorelines crowd out the native plant ecosystem that buffers Puget Sound from our stormwater and provides habitat for pollinators and wildlife.

Project Location: Cornet Bay, North Whidbey

Project Time: 9 am-noon

Contact Person: Shannon Bly, Shannon@whidbeycd.org, 360-678-4708


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Pierce CD

Project Description: Join us at the DeMolay Sandspit Nature Preserve for a marine shoreline restoration planting, to help reduce erosion and create better habitat for the entire food chain.
Project Site:
Demolay Sandspit Nature Preserve, Fox Island, WA
Project Time: 1-4 p.m.
Contact Person: Camila Matamala-Ost,
CamilaM@piercecd.org, 253-845-9770 ext.126

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Pend Oreille Conservation District

Event Information Coming Soon

Palouse-Rock Creek CD

Meet at Sunshine Road Parking Lot | 9am to 12pm

Far from ocean waters, surrounded by a sea of rolling hills, communities on the Palouse are thinking about how water impacts wildlife habitat downstream, including the endangered orca whale. Be part of the solution and join Palouse Conservation District on Saturday, October 19th from 9am-12pm for a volunteer planting event to celebrate Orca Recovery Day, a statewide campaign to address issues affecting orcas. Volunteers will be participating in a stream restoration project along Paradise Creek to address water quality issues. Meet at 9am at the Sunshine Road parking lot, off the Bill Chipman Trail along the Pullman-Moscow Highway. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy boots and dress for the weather. Gloves and refreshments are provided.

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Whitman Conservation District

Event Information Coming Soon

Palouse CD

Project Description: Far from ocean waters, surrounded by a sea of rolling hills, communities on the Palouse are thinking about how water impacts wildlife habitat downstream, including the endangered orca whale. Volunteers will be participating in a stream restoration project along Paradise Creek to address water quality issues. Location: Meet at Sunshine Road Parking Lot
Project Time: 9 am - noon
Contact Person: Jodi Prout, palousecd@palousecd.org, 509-332-4101 ext 109

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Kitsap CD

Project Description: Invasive weed removal and native planting along a Dogfish creek in the heart of Poulsbo, WA. Join us as we restore critical habitat for salmon and orca.
Project Location: Fish Park, 288 NW Lindvig Way, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Project Time: 9:30 am - 2 pm
Contact Person: Jesse Adams, j-adams@kitsapcd.org, 360-204-5529 ext 123

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