Salmon are an essential food source for our resident Orca pods. Join Whatcom Conservation District and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement to celebrate orcas by restoring critical chinook salmon habitat along the Nooksack River in Ferndale. We will work together to plant his property, owned by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife, in order to conserve the habitat that salmon thrive in. Parking TBD Look for the blue NSEA tents to sign in.
We’ll bring the tools and gloves – all you have to do is wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Snacks courtesy of The Bagelry and the Community Food Co-Op. Coffee provided thanks to Tony’s Coffee.
Bring your friends, family and enthusiasm, and we’ll see you at the creek! All ages are welcome. Volunteers under 18 years old must bring a Youth Liability Release Form. Minors under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information visit: www.betterground.org/about/orca-recovery-day/
For a summary of last year at Orca Recovery Day visit: www.whatcomcd.org/node/278
Actions You Can Take Now
Puget Sound’s Southern Resident Orca Whales are critically endangered. The single biggest threat to our local orca whales is that their primary food source, Chinook Salmon, are also endangered. 80% of the Southern Resident Orca diet is salmon, and because of loss of habitat and increasing pollution, local salmon populations are a fraction of what they used to be. Whatcom Conservation District works every day to make conditions better for local orcas by restoring salmon habitat and removing fish passage barriers in streams and rivers in Whatcom County.
To learn more about what you can do visit: www.betterground.org/orca-recovery-day/actions-you-can-take/