2020 Event Details
October 5th – November 5th
Let’s all join the orca recovery efforts in our local community. Be a part of the solution by joining the Thurston Conservation District’s EcoChallenge Team! Use this virtual platform to commit to actions like planting native shrubs and trees, collecting trash along roads and beaches, or creating less plastic waste – anything that makes the environment better than how you found it.
Steps to join today:
- Use this link to navigate to the Eco Challenge website
- Create an account
- Click join a team
- Scroll through the teams until you find Thurston Conservation District
- Select an action topic to begin
- Commit to specific actions
- Go to your dashboard. From there you can navigate using the left side panel to your team page, your personal page, or manage your actions.
Joining the Eco Challenge is a great way to get involved with orca recovery in our local community. There’s strength in numbers. With all of us working together, there’s still time to save our orcas!
Keep up to date with volunteer opportunities by signing up to be a District volunteer here.
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?
Education & Outreach Coordinator
360-754-3588, ext. 105
You can also use our contact form.