Thu, Jun 22|
Legacy Toxics: What Orcas Can Teach Us About What’s in our Environment
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.
Time & Location
Jun 22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
About The Event
Presenting Organizations: Washington Conservation Action, Defenders of Wildife, Toxic Free Future, Puget Soundkeeper
Information on the Event: Toxic substances- plastics, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, PCBs, PFAS – enter Puget Sound every day through polluted runoff, waste water, and direct discharges. They are absorbed by plankton and accumulate up the food chain, making Southern Resident orcas and their primary food source, Chinook salmon, some of the most polluted mammals and fish in the world. Meanwhile, legacy and current pollution disproportionately impact communities of color, Tribes, and neighborhoods adjacent to Seattle’s industrial zones. How big is this problem? What can we do about it? Join us to learn more!
Contact: Kathleen Callaghy, Kathleen@defenders.org