Better Ground, an organization dedicated to the environmental health of the Puget Sound region, has designated Saturday, October 19, as Orca Recovery Day. Residents of the area are encouraged to join in volunteer activities designed to improve the habitat of these special animals.
The site features an interactive map, and persons interested in getting involved can learn about activities in their area by clicking on their local county/conservation district.
Orcas flourished in Puget Sound for millennia. But now their existence here (and in other locations) is threatened due to environmental degradation. Estimates put the current population of local Orcas at only 75.