2021 Orca Recovery Day

 

Saturday, October 16th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Watershed Park: McCormick Ct. Entrance (2308 McCormick Ct. SE). Parking available at Nova Middle School (Bus Route 94)

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!


What is Orca Recovery Day?

Orca Recovery Day is an opportunity for you to work with your local Conservation District and other partner organizations to make a difference for our endangered Southern Resident orca whales. One of the biggest threats to our orcas is that their primary food source, salmon, are also endangered. 80% of the Southern Resident orca diet is salmon. Due to habitat loss, climate change, and increased pollution, local salmon populations are a fraction of what they used to be.

There is strength in numbers. With all of us working together, there’s still time to save our orcas and the vital salmon that feed them. You can be a part of the solution by restoring critical habitat, planting native shrubs and trees, collecting trash along roads and beaches, or anything that makes the environment better than how you found it. You can also bring awareness to by using the hashtag #OrcaRecoveryDay on social media.

To learn more about Orca Recovery Day in our region and to find an Orca Recovery Day event near you visit www.betterground.org.


Interested in learning more about TCD’s Orca Recovery Day?

 

Kiana Sinner
Education & Outreach Coordinator
ksinner@thurstoncd.com
360-754-3588, ext. 105

You can also use our contact form.