Southern Resident orcas rely on their main food source, the endangered Chinook salmon, to survive.
Due to habitat loss, climate change, and increased pollution, it has become even more difficult for migrating salmon to make the journey to their home streams to create new fish. In order to save orcas, we must start with their main food source: salmon.
What is Orca Recovery Day?
In response to the increasing need to help our orcas, Washington conservation districts created Orca Recovery Day. This is an intentional day of action to restore habitat, reduce stormwater pollution, and educate the public about things they can do every day to help one of the Paciifc Northwest's most iconic species.
Tools and work gloves are provided. Tasks could include invasive species removal, spreading mulch, planting native species, watering young plants, and more! Dress for the weather. Closed-toed, sturdy shoes required. Boots are highly recommended.