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Join us to celebrate the kick-off of Orca Action month in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Become a more knowledgeable citizen as we explore the deep relationship of watersheds, rivers, the Salish Sea, and the Pacific Ocean, and their vital connection to the Southern Resident orcas and wild salmon. By learning about these inextricable ties, you can help protect, and be a part of the recovery of these amazing orcas and the salmon they need to survive, through all parts of our shared home, from Stream to Sea 

Orca Action Month Kick-off Event Agenda
Sunday, June 5th,  3pm to 5pm

Emcee Alan Budwill 



        Alan Budwill

Tribal Opening

         Nez  Perce Tribe

Brief History of Orca Month

Susan Berta and Howard Garrett, Orca Network & Orca Month Founders

Highlight of Orca & Salmon Recovery Efforts in Washington State

Tara Galuska, Orca Recovery Coordinator at WA State Recreation and Conservation Office

British Columbia Recovery Efforts

Fin Donnelly, Parliament Secretary for Fisheries and Aquaculture for BC

Orca Month proclamation, Oregon

Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Orca Month/OSA partners slideshow


“Live” Streams 

Short videos and live presentations about salmon rivers and streams

that are important to Southern Resident Orcas

Southern Resident Orca's Salish Sea  and Coastal Diet

Brad Hanson, Orca Biologist, NOAA

Heart of the Fraser – Video 

Memory of Fish (Elwha) Video trailer

Nooksack Dam Removal – Dam Removal video trailer

Southern Resident Orcas

Monika Wieland Shields, Scientist, Researcher and Founder, Orca Behavior Institute 

Chehalis: A Watershed Moment– Video trailer

Take Action for the Snake River
Southern Resident  Q&A – Dr. Deborah Giles, Science and Research Director, Wild Orca

Snag Boat Bend – Finley National Wildlife Refuge – Video
A New Way Forward: Wetlands – Cal Trout Video

Importance of OR/CA salmon to Southern Residents

Colleen Weiler, Fellow for the Rekos Fellowship for Orca Conservation, WDC

The Lost Salmon film preview

Film  maker Shane Anderson 


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