Thanks to everyone who braved the smoke and came out last Saturday for Orca Recovery Day! 82 degrees and smoky in mid-October shows why it’s all the more pressing that we take actions to help our environment and wildlife.
Together, we planted 360 native shrubs along Langlois Creek on Remlinger Farms just outside of Carnation. These shrubs will grow to provide shade and shoreline stabilization for the creek that will help keep the water cool and clean and benefit the salmon that our local Southern Resident Orca depend on.
Special thanks to Congresswoman Kim Schrier and Councilmember Sarah Perry for coming out and talking to the group about the importance of conservation in King County.
Want to learn more about the Southern Resident Orca? Head to betterground.org/ord
Mark joined KCD in the spring of 2018 as Outreach Coordinator. A transplant from Montana, Mark brings with him a decade of experience in conservation and land-use issues. After graduating from the University of Montana, Mark spent several years teaching natural history in and around Glacier National Park. He also completed two terms of service as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with the Montana Conservation Corps. Most recently, Mark channeled his passion for the outdoors working to engage communities on wildlife and conservation issues while working for the Montana Wildlife Federation. When not developing KCD’s outreach program, Mark can be found hiking in the mountains with his wife Tia and their dog River.