For 13 years, June has been proclaimed Orca Awareness Month by the Governor of Washington — and for the first time in 2016 Orca Awareness Month was celebrated in Oregon and in British Columbia as well!
Are you a community group, a science center, a nonprofit organization, or state agency hosting an event around orcas during June? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your event to the calendar.
Along with the health of the Southern Residents, the health of our community is our top priority. We’ve been monitoring the relevant local, state, and federal COVID-19 regulations and guidance as we make decisions regarding Orca Month, traditionally held during June.
Given the current regulations in place we’ve decided to move this June’s Orca Action Month to a virtual format. We’ll work hard to bring you 30 days of Southern Resident orca recovery and support from a safe distance. Kind of like how we keep our distance from the orcas to help them stay safe!
Tune into our Facebook Page and Instagram Account for daily actions and #orcalove
The “Orca Action Month Kick off Festival” has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 27th and will be renamed “Fin Fest” this year in an effort to highlight the important relationship of orcas and the salmon they need to survive. The festival will still take place at the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park. We will be incorporating any needed protocols to align with the state’s regulations on social distancing in order to help protect the health of our communities.
We will continue to update the events on the Orca Month event page and Facebook page with any rescheduled or new virtual events so please keep checking back often! We hope you will join us online in June and in person in September to celebrate and educate for the recovery of the Southern Resident orcas.