Our local orcas are endangered, but it’s not too late! There is plenty we can do to save them. Orca Recovery Day occurs every fall and is your opportunity to join with your local Conservation District and other partner organizations and work to recover our critically endangered Orca whales. Orca Recovery Day is a region-wide effort with event happening across Puget Sound and beyond.
2022 Orca Recovery Day
Orca Recovery Day was October 15, 2022. KCD was able to get volunteers in the field and work to clear invasive weeds and plant native plants at Remlinger Farms on Langlois Creek!
This day of caring volunteer event was an opportunity to help restore a section of the Langlois Creek by planting native trees and shrubs. Langlois Creek provides a home for coho salmon, and is accessible by chum, winter steelhead, bull trout and odd year pink salmon. The planting is part of a larger project that removed two culverts allowing the creek to flow more freely.
This project is in cooperation with Remlinger Farms, King Conservation District, Snoqualmie Valley Watershed Improvement District, and the Natural Resource Conservation Service. We thank Remlinger Farms for participating in making a healthy riparian habitat on their farm which leads to healthier salmon populations. This will, in turn, support our local orcas!
Stay tuned for announcements about Orca Recovery Day 2023!