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June is Orca Awareness Month

orca and proclamationGovernor Inslee signed a proclamation declaring June 2014 the 8th annual “Orca Awareness Month” to focus attention on orca and their habitat in our state. Orca Awareness Month encourages residents to “recommit our time, talents and treasure to work that ensures protection and growth of our orca population.” 

Here are some ways you can help:

  • Get involved – the Orca Awareness Month site has a list of organizations and events doing great work to learn more about orca and how to celebrate and protect them
  • Use natural lawn and yard care practices to reduce pesticide use and use smart watering techniques
  • Reduce pollution that enter drains leading to Puget Sound and other local waterways

And, in case you missed it, check out the “orca parade” caught on video in the San Juan islands on Wednesday. Amazing!