Celebrate the orca/salmon connection throughout the month of June. Choose from events and activities — coordinated by the Orca Salmon Alliance and partners — that bring together researchers, conservation organizations, orca and salmon lovers, and elected officials. Found both online and in small gatherings this year, events are created to inspire action and advocacy efforts to protect the highly endangered Southern Resident orcas and restore the salmon they depend on to survive. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved throughout the month of June. Scroll on down to view the abundant and diverse Orca and salmon related events.
– The Orca Salmon Alliance
Events & Activities
2022 Orca Month Events
- Thu, May 19University of Washingtong Longhouse, SeaMay 19, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDTUniversity of Washingtong Longhouse, Sea, 4249 Whitman Ct NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USAThe May 2022 Snake River to Salish Sea Spirit of the Waters Totem Pole Journey builds upon, strengthens and reaffirms the growing indigenous-led environmental movement across the Pacific Northwest and includes public events in metropolitan areas and tribal communities. At each stop, art and culture
- “Dammed to Extinction” Documentary Film Screening, LaSells Stewart Center Construction Hall Oregon State UniversityMon, May 23CorvallisMay 23, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDTCorvallis, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331, USAJoin Defenders & WDC for Dammed to Extinction, an award-winning documentary that explores the relationship between Southern Resident orcas, salmon, and four dams on the lower Snake River. Doors at 6pm. Food and drinks provided!
- Tue, May 24EugeneMay 24, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDTEugene, 1395 University St, Eugene, OR 97403, USAJoin Defenders & WDC for Dammed to Extinction, an award-winning documentary that explores the relationship between Southern Resident orcas, salmon, and four dams on the lower Snake River. Doors at 6pm. Food and drinks provided!
- Fri, Jun 03Zoom
- Sat, Jun 04Riverbend NorthJun 04, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDTRiverbend North, 15901 W Valley Hwy, Tukwila, WA 98188, USAOrcas need salmon to survive and all of us can make a difference where we live in the Green-Duwamish watershed. Join your community and the rugby sports team, The Seattle Seawolves to get your hands dirty at Riverbend North in Tukwila.
- Sat, Jun 04Location is TBD
- Multiple DatesMon, Jun 06Jun 06, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDTTake a little break with Whale and Dolphin Conservation and special guests to chat about what's happening to protect and restore Southern Resident orcas, salmon, and watersheds in the Pacific Northwest. Join us on Facebook live every Monday at 4pm in June for some casual conversation and Q&A
- Multiple DatesTue, Jun 07Seattle
- Thu, Jun 09Online ZoomJun 09, 3:00 PM PDTOnline ZoomCoast Salish Orca stories with Pamela Chelalakem Bond, Snohomish Tribal Councilwoman and Fish, Wildlife, and Environment Director for the Tribe. She is a co-founder of the non-profit People of the Confluence, Duwamish Longhouse Cultural Educator, and Traditional Plant Medicine and Food Specialist.
- Sat, Jun 11Bothell Landing
- Sat, Jun 11SeattleJun 11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDTSeattle, 3710 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98195Puget Soundkeeper conducts multiple cleanup events every year, involving hundreds of volunteers from the community. Focusing on waterways and shorelines, volunteers clean beaches, paddle canoes to find trash in hard to reach spots, and tow large debris safely to shore with larger boats.
- Jun 11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDTSeattle, 2100 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USAPuget Soundkeeper conducts multiple cleanup events every year, involving hundreds of volunteers from the community. Focusing on waterways and shorelines, volunteers clean beaches, paddle kayaks to find trash in hard to reach spots, and tow large debris safely to shore with larger boats.
- Sat, Jun 11Gig HarborJun 11, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDTGig Harbor, 7726 WA-302, Gig Harbor, WA 98329, USAJoin Ocean Fest and South South Surfrider to clean up a beach! As part of Ocean Fest month, we’ll be picking up trash on the Purdy Spit to protect ocean animals. PLUS: Make a trash art whale! Take a selfie with the Trashoctopus! Vibe with Hawaiian ukuleles…Free, all ages. BYO gloves or use ours.