By Hannah Kett, Cities Program Manager
Orca whales are the iconic species of the Pacific Northwest – we gather to watch pods swim down our coast lines and mourn when we hear of death. They are also keystone species in the ecosystem of our waterways, illustrating the need for healthy salmon and clean water. With just over 70 Southern Resident killer whales left – we need to act now, together to save this species.
We need all the tools in our toolbox to support the health of these orca – policy, funding, science and on-the-ground projects. We all have the opportunity to be part of their health – and in turn, the health of our environment and communities.