Orca Month Kick-Off Celebration – Sound The Alarm For Orcas

May 23, 2018By Seattle Business Magazine

June is #OrcaMonth! 2018 marks the 12th annual Orca Awareness Month, which spans Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

We invite YOU to join the Orca Salmon Alliance and friends from all over the Salish Sea and beyond as we kick off Orca Month 2018! We will have a fun, free, family-friendly event from 1-5pm on Sunday June 3rd at the Golden Gardens Bathhouse in Seattle – with music, face painting, Mike the 25′ tall inflatable orca, speakers, storytellers, sand sculpting on the beach, and fun activities for all!

Schedule of Events (subject to change):
1 pm – Orca Month Kick-off begins
2 pm – Presentations
Duwamish Tribe welcome and blessing from Tribal Chairwoman Cecile Hansen
Les Purce & Stephanie Solien, Co-Chairs of Washington Governor Inslee’s Orca Recovery Task Force
Rep. Denny Heck video message
After presentations, enjoy sea shanties sung by The Shifty Sailors
5:00 – Orca Month Kick-off concludes

Visit event page for more information.

Orca Month is a chance to celebrate one of our region’s most iconic wildlife species, but also an opportunity to reflect on the plight of these fragile creatures. Only 76 Southern Resident orcas remain, and the survival of each orca is vital for this critically endangered community’s future. We hope you’ll join us for events all month long this June throughout Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia to learn how to protect this critically endangered community.

Visit www.orcamonth.com for more information and to find an event near you!