Orcas Love Raingardens
Wed, Jun 09 | Zoom Event

Orcas Love Raingardens

Lunch & Learn Co-Hosted by Defenders of Wildlife and Orcas Love Raingardens.

Time & Location

Jun 09, 11:30 AM PDT
Zoom Event

About The Event

One of the biggest threats facing these killer whales is toxic pollution, which reaches the Salish Sea via stormwater and builds up in the Southern Residents’ favorite food: salmon. Polluted runoff not only degrades salmon habitat but can also contaminate and even directly kill salmon, leaving less food for hungry orcas. As our Southern Resident killer whales eat these contaminated salmon, they accumulate pollutants in their own bodies that cause serious health problems. Raingardens are a powerful tool for protecting salmon and orcas from polluted stormwater runoff, which is why Orcas Love Raingardens is dedicated to accelerating the rate of raingarden installation throughout Tacoma. Contact Mairi Poisson for more information.

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