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Celebrate the Lasting Legacies of Southern Resident orcas and the Endangered Species Act throughout the month of June. Choose from events and activities – coordinated by the Orca Salmon Alliance and our partners – that bring together researchers, conservation organizations, orca and salmon lovers, and elected officials. 

2023 Orca Month Events

  • Restore Salmon for Orcas
    Sat, Jun 10
    Former Wayne Golf Course
    Jun 10, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Former Wayne Golf Course, 16721 96th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011, USA
    Join us to volunteer preparing a new planting site at the former Wayne Golf Course. Vegetation will help shade and cool and clean a small stream emptying into the Sammamish River.
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  • Sammamish River Kayak Tour
    Sun, Jun 11
    Park at Bothell Landing
    Jun 11, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 NE 180th St, Bothell, WA 98011, USA
    Take a salmon-eye view of the Sammamish River to learn more about orcas and the ways salmon use the river system to complete their life-cycle. Enjoy a morning of adventure, exploration, and fun kayaking along the Sammamish River in Bothell
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  • Bainbridge Orca Educational Table
    Sun, Jun 11
    Bainbridge Orca Educational Table
    Jun 11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Bainbridge Orca Educational Table, 208 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA
    We will table at the finish line of the Bainbridge Island Great Ferry Run welcoming over 1,000 runners courtesy of the Orca Run Club.
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  • Youth Event - Storytelling with Sage
    Wed, Jun 14
    Langley Whale Center
    Jun 14, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Langley Whale Center , 105 Anthes Ave, Langley, WA 98260, USA
    Langley Whale Center’s Sage Maloch will present the book "Killer Whale Eyes". Sage is a former teacher and librarian who loves to tell nature-based tales. She is working with the book's author Sondra Simone Segundo on the interpretation of her story.
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  • How boaters can help champion orca recovery
    Jun 14, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Boaters have an important role to play in championing the conservation of Southern Resident orcas. Join us for a virtual presentation on orca biology, the three main threats to their survival, and ways we can support orca recovery, including specific actions boaters can take on the water to help.
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  • Volunteer Watering Party
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jun 16
    Former Wayne Golf Course
    Jun 16, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Former Wayne Golf Course, 16721 96th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011, USA
    Join Whale Scout to help keep the newly planted trees and shrubs at the former Wayne Golf Course alive and thriving!
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  • Orca Day
    Sat, Jun 17
    Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center
    Jun 17, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365, USA
    The event is being held at the Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center on June 17, 2023 from 10 am to 4 pm. The visitor center admission is $5.00 per person age 5 and up. We will have an educational table in the visitor center with American Cetacean Society-Oregon chapter volunteers on hand.
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  • Marine Biologist  Beachwalk
    Sat, Jun 17
    Dash Point Beach
    Jun 17, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Dash Point Beach, 5700 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98023, USA
    Explore the incredible world of low-tide with our marine biologists. All ages, free. Wear waterproof shoes.
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  • Marine Biologist  Beachwalk
    Sun, Jun 18
    Titlow Beach
    Jun 18, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Titlow Beach, 8425 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406, USA
    Explore the incredible world of low-tide with our marine biologists. All ages, free. Wear waterproof shoes.
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  • Youth Zoom Event with Nora Nickum
    Jun 21, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join Orca Network for a special Orca Month Youth Zoom event with Nora Nickum, author of “Superpod: Saving the Endangered Orcas of the Pacific Northwest”. Nora will talk about the process of writing the book and share some Southern Resident orca stories.
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  • How boaters can help champion orca recovery
    Jun 22, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Boaters have an important role to play in championing the conservation of Southern Resident orcas. Join us for a virtual presentation on orca biology, the three main threats to their survival, and ways we can support orca recovery, including specific actions boaters can take on the water to help.
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  • Legacy Toxics: What Orcas Can Teach Us About What’s in our Environment
    Jun 22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Join us for a virtual panel and discussion with local experts about how the accumulation of toxics in our waterways is affecting our local communities and what we can do to create a toxic-free future for humans, salmon, and orcas alike.
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  • An Evening of Storytelling, Poetry and Art in Celebration of Orca and Salmon
    Jun 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Patagonia Seattle, 2100 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    An evening reception with light food and drink featuring writers, poets and artists sharing their creative works (poetry, prose, art, storytelling) to celebrate orcas and salmon - emblematic co-inhabitants of our Pacific Northwest home!
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  • Seattle Green Lake Kayak Flotilla
    Jun 24, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Green Lake, Parking lot, 7351 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    A festive water event on Seattle Green Lake to raise awareness and show support for Snake River dam removal to help save our Southern Resident Killer Whales.
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  • Swan Creek Cleanup
    Sat, Jun 24
    Swan Creek Park Uplands
    Jun 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Swan Creek Park Uplands , 2106 E 44th St, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA
    Join community partners to pick up trash around the beautiful salmon stream of Swan Creek. All ages, free. BYO gloves/bags or use ours.
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  • Seattle Summer Cleanup at UW Arboretum and Lake Union
    Sat, Jun 24
    UW Arboretum and Lake Union
    Jun 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    UW Arboretum and Lake Union, 2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
    We’ll work together to clean up trash from one of Seattle’s most stunning parks, the University of Washington Arboretum! Or, stay close to South Lake Union and join our kayak patrol.
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  • Library Event: Puget Sound Orcas
    Sat, Jun 24
    Sylvan Way Library
    Jun 24, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA 98310, USA
    Summer learning at the library! Join local author and educator Nora Nickum to learn about our very own Southern Resident orcas! We'll complete an art project at the end.
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  • Whales in Your Neighborhood
    Sun, Jun 25
    Location is TBD
    Jun 25, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Naturalists from Orca Network, Whale Scout, San Juan Island Naturalist Program and Friends of Lime Kiln Society will be on hand at multiple locations to talk to visitors about the Southern Resident orcas. Check Facebook event for updated locations and times.
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