‘Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day’ happening Nov. 10

October 12, 2018

On Saturday, November 10 there will be a first-ever region wide day of action to connect people to Puget Sound, our critically endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, and the work we all need to do to save them. Ten conservation districts across the Puget Sound will host restoration events that address two of the primary causes of orca whale decline: malnutrition due to salmon scarcity and increasing water pollution.

Puget sound orca day

Volunteer events will include salmon stream restoration plantings, rain garden installations, and marine shoreline restoration. Each event also will feature educational programming to inspire participants with ideas of what they can do every day to help orca recovery. These events are family-friendly and designed for everyday people to volunteer in their local community to address the known factors that directly impact the health of our local orca whale population.


Saturday, November 10, 2018. Times vary by event.


Events are occurring at 10 locations region wide (see below). Details can be found at BetterGround.org.

  • Clallam County: Carrie Blake Park, Sequim, WA, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Whatcom County: Lake Terrell, Ferndale, WA, 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Mason County: Bayshore Preserve, Shelton, WA, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thurston County: Harmony Farms, Henderson Inlet, WA, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Skagit County: Trumpeter Creek, Mount Vernon, WA, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Whidbey Island: Whidbey Conservation District, Coupeville, WA, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Pierce County: Tacoma Narrows Park, Gig Harbor, WA, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • King County: Judd Creek, Vashon Island, WA, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Snohomish County: Woods Creek, Monroe, WA, 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • San Juan Island: Site TBD, 11:00am – 3:00pm
For more information

Visit BetterGround.org to find more detailed information of day of activities, a detailed interactive story map of the issues facing Southern Resident Killer Whales, and examples of what people can do every day to help in the recovery efforts.

Orca Recovery Day is made possible with the leadership of Puget Sound Conservation Districts and the generous financial support from:

  • Ruth Foundation: A legacy of the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation
  • Washington State Conservation Commission
  • Print NW