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Second Annual Orca Recovery Day – Volunteer Event

Saturday, October 19th, 10am-2pm
West Bay Park
700 W Bay Dr NW, Olympia, WA 98502
Join us for the Second Annual Orca Recovery Day- October 19th. This year we are partnering with the City of Olympia to put on an event on Budd Inlet at the West Bay Park. In its second year, this is one of over 40 events happening state-wide on the same day. Our community’s concern about the health of our Southern Resident Killer Whales and the vital salmon that feed them is evident, and we hope you can join us in raising awareness, working in our community, and learning about actionable steps we can all take to BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!
Volunteers will remove weeds and invasive species, re-plant with native shore-friendly plants, and mulch our plantings. Informational booths will be set up during the second half of the day as well. 

Lunch and refreshments provided!

This year, we encourage participants to show up by bike, on foot, in a carpool, or using our public transit system! The Intercity Transit 45 bus line runs on Rogers & Bowman, right by the West Side Food Co-Op, and you can walk down the Garfield Nature Trail or the Bowman hill to join our event. If you use an alternative form of transit to attend our event, you’ll be entered in a raffle! 

RSVP to volunteer using this form (https://forms.gle/1LDUUwSHa3gpxb1t9).

Additional parking and park walk in directions are located in the map below.

Question? Contact Nora White, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext.136


Questions about volunteering?

Kiana Sinner
Community Outreach Assistant
ksinner@thurstoncd.com
(360) 754-3588, ext. 105

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