Orca Recovery Day 2021

10/16/21 - 08:00 am

Orca Recovery Day flyer with orcas pictured and the host logos

Join us October 16th, 2021 for Orca Recovery Day!

Registration Required

Registration is organized through Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA).

This year the Whatcom Conservation District will joining the other Puget Sound Conservation Districts in Orca Recovery Day, by hosting a work party restoring riparian habitat for salmon in Whatcom County!

Supporting salmon supports orcas because, the largest threat to our Southern Resident Orca population is lack of their primary food source, salmon. Chinook salmon make up 80% of the orca diet, and because of loss of habitat and increasing pollution, local salmon populations are a fraction of what they used to be. Join us in supporting orcas and salmon on October 16th!

Event Logistics

We will be restoring salmon habitat along California Creek on land managed by the Whatcom Land Trust. California Creek supports Coho and Chinook salmon.

Time: 9AM -12PM

More event logistics and the registration can be found at the following link: Orca Recovery Day. Registration is organized by NSEA.

Things For You To Remember

  • Registration is required - see the schedule below to register

  • NSEA brings all needed tools, gloves (sizes XS - XL), and instructions for each work party

  • Please wear a face covering, sturdy shoes and long pants that you don't mind getting dirty

  • Weather appropriate clothing to stay warm and dry that can be cleaned easily

  • Any volunteers under 18 years old must bring a completed Youth Liability Form to each work party. Minors under 14 years old must also be accompanied by an adult.

  • Stay home if you are feeling sick!

COVID-19 Update

The safety and well-being of volunteers and community members is always our highest priority. Please review Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Community Work Party COVID-19 policies and procedures which are regularly reviewed and edited to follow the most updated guidelines by local health officials. There will be plenty of space on each restoration site to keep spread out while working to help salmon and our environment. For work parties with shuttle transportation, masks will be required during the shuttle ride. NSEA will provide hand sanitizer and will limit shuttle capacity to ensure that we space out volunteers as much as possible. We will also offer accommodations for any individuals or household groups that require or prefer separate transportation.

Hosts & Sponsors

Whatcom Orca Recovery Day is hosted in partnership with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Whatcom Land Trust, and the Whatcom Conservation District.

Whatcom Orca Recovery Day is sponsored by Puget Sound Energy (PSE)Promise the Pod, and the Puget Sound Conservation District Caucus

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