OCA Signs Letter to Gov. Inslee for Whales

41 Organizations Ask Governor Inslee to Oppose Roberts Bank Terminal 2 near Vancouver, BC Read the letter to Governor Inslee | August 20, 2020 RBT2_41_orgs_ask_Gov_Inslee_to_oppose_8-20-2020Download E-MAIL language and links to include in your own letter rbt2-action-email-language-8-20-1Download Ask Governor Inslee to say YES to Southern Resident orcas & NO to a new terminal less than a …

The “new approach” for our leaders

Ed and others,Hope you are all having a nice day!The "new approach" is for our leaders, elected and agencies, to realize that immediate action is required to save salmon, Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW), and Bonneville Power Authority (BPA).  Collaboration needs to be about rounding up some of these leaders and to agree and how …

LSRD Breach Now! Rally — January 23rd

Facebook Event at Orca Oracle Bus Carpool -- https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/a3uj90 Join advocates for salmon, orcas, tribal rights and fiscal responsibility to rally on the Washington Capitol steps, Jan. 23, 2020 at 11 am in support of breaching the 4 Lower Snake River Dams (LSRDs) now.  Gov Inslee is taking written comments on his “LSRD Stakeholder Study” …

Artifishal

Patagonia's founder, Yvon Chouinard, has followed his 2014 documentary DamNation with a new film: Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss …

“Most sadly three more Blackfish just starved to death.”

Says Paul Chiyokten Wagner: “I believe the sacred words of our ancestors. Duwamish prophecy: "If the Blackfish were ever to be absent from the Salish Sea, so would the humans be absent from the land". Most sadly three more Blackfish just starved to death.We can do this together my family, rise up, make yourself strong …

Dammed to Extinction — July 11, 2019

This inspiring film reveals the obvious way to stop decades of ever increasing ecological devastation and financial misappropriation. RSVP Donations at Evenbright Sign the Petition to Breach the Dams View on Facebook Events About this Event As the salmon numbers plummet and orcas starve, weak political will remains the status quo. Four obsolete dams on …

Rise for The Orca Tour

Dana Lyons June 8th - 7-9 p.m. at Sequim's Pioneer Park 387 East Washington Street Dana Lyons with an inspiring musical message of hopefor the Orca to help save the Southern Resident Killer Whales from extinction. Dana has invited the North Olympic Orca Pod to dance, and specifically the “Stayin’ Alive” number, which Dana will …

Tokitae in Miami Seaquarium

By Emi Okikawa, Digital Communications Fellow From The Sierra Club, Washington State Chapter Journal - "The Crest" Volume 38, Issue 1 The Story of Tokitae Three thousand miles away from Seattle,a lone Southern Resident orca swims in a tank. To visitors at Miami Seaquariumher name is “Lolita,” but to the Lummi Nation she is Tokitae. …

Two worthy events this weekend

Orca forum Friday 1-4 pm in Port Angeles Celebrate science & technology Saturday at PA City Pier

Can our Orcas be saved? – forum Friday

Orca Forum in Port Angeles Friday, May 10, 2019 The Marine Resources Committee (MRC) of Clallam County invites you to attend a free public forum about Southern Resident Orca Whales at the Lower Elwha Heritage Center, Port Angeles on May 10 from 1 to 4pm. Four members from the Governor's Orca Recovery Task Force will …

Special Sneak Preview Showing

“Dammed to Extinction” Port Townsend -- May 4th -- 3:45 p.m., doors open 3:30 p.m. The Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden Conference Center Four obsolete dams choke off access to thousands of miles of rivers. Removing these dams will save money, salmon and endangered orcas. I'd like to watch the movie trailer . . . $10 …

Join us in Port Townsend on April 20th

Things to remember: Please wear black and / or bring a black umbrellaPope Marine Park in Port Townsend. (across from City Hall) Schedule  12:30pm DamSense and Backbone set up ocra pattern layout. 1:00pm People assemble in the orca pattern layout. 1:15pm Mural assembled and speakers at the dorsal fin to speak. 1:15pm Drone flies over …

Petition: Breach the LSRDs in 2019

Let's get to 1 million signatures! Spread the word! tinyurl.com/timeisout

Rep. Kilmer: listen to science, our young people, and your heart

It was back-to-back activism yesterday at Rep. Derek Kilmer's office in Port Angeles. First, the North Olympic Orca Pod hosted a die-in and delivered a letter outlining 23 scientific articles supporting the immediate breaching of the lower Snake River dams. OCA members delivered our own letter to Kilmer and described the promise offered by the …

Locals speak out about orcas & LSRDs

"Injustice to the natural world" Kilmer is backwards on science vs. politics & the LSRDs Snake River dam breaching would be a simple affair "Look to our souls" for the courage to do what's right

Breach the LSRDs now. Not next year. Now.

At the direction of our membership at our February 3 meeting, OCA sent letters to Governor Inslee, our District 24 State Representatives, and Rep. Derek Kilmer about both the necessity and feasibility of breaching the lower 4 Snake River Dams this year. Nothing would prevent this from happening if we recognized the true dire straits …

Jan. 10 webinar to provide update on Governor’s proposed budget and policy for Orca Task Force recommendations

From the co-chairs of the Governor's Southern Resident Orca Task Force: Please join us on Thursday, January 10, from 10 to 11 a.m., for a Governor’s Office budget and policy update webinar to address questions from members of the Governor's Southern Resident Orca Task Force. The following panelists will participate in the discussion: Jim Cahill, …

Their future is in our hands

Please pay attention...please get involved in this most important decision-time for this nation...please get everyone you know to do the same. A plea from our kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89Jhj3MX1WU And a plea from our brothers and sisters under the sea: http://forthewild.world/listen/kurt-russo-on-the-people-under-the-sea91 https://omtimes.com/2018/08/tahlequah-grief-animal-kingdom/

Gather for orcas in Olympia Nov. 16

An important rally for the orcas is scheduled at the Capitol complex in Olympia on Nov. 16, 2-5 pm.  There will be representations of all 74 living wild Southern Resident Killer Whales, plus Tokitae, aka "Lolita," held in captivity at Miami Seaquarium. Nov 16 is when the Orca Task Force final recommendations go to Governor …

Save our orcas, climate, and dollars: free the Snake!

At our August 5 general meeting, OCA members by consensus adopted a resolution calling for the immediate removal of the four lower Snake River Dams and their replacement by clean power. Removing the lower 4 Snake River Dams will benefit the Pacific Northwest in several ways: Freeing the Snake River ensures restoration of fish populations and …

Salish Sea Day of Action coverage

http://www.ptleader.com/news/community-gathers-to-save-our-salish-sea/article_c1a50c38-bb9f-11e8-a30f-e7d966ce6d05.html https://youtu.be/Z6N6RXZTonM

Save our orcas, climate, and dollars – Free the Snake!

At our August 5 general meeting, OCA members by consensus adopted a resolution calling for the immediate removal of the four lower Snake River Dams and their replacement by clean power. Removing the lower 4 Snake River Dams will benefit the Pacific Northwest in several ways: Freeing the Snake River ensures restoration of fish populations and …

J-50 presumed dead

When do we finally say, "Enough"? https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/orca-j50-declared-dead-after-search-southern-residents-down-to-74-whales/

Save our Salish Sea featuring singer/guitarist Dana Lyons, Sept. 15 in PT

On September 15th, from 2-4 pm at Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend, there will be a free concert featuring singer/songwriter and guitarist, Dana Lyons.  He will be sharing his “Songs of the Salish Sea” focusing on the health and restoration of our important waterway. Our local community is joining other communities around the bioregion to build broader …

Rise for Orca and Climate Justice – Saturday, Sept. 8 – Port Angeles

Our action is part of a national day of observance sponsored by 350.org. and a prelude to the Global Climate Summit being held in San Francisco September 12-14. Activities include: * Hollywood Beach Party, meet and greet, potluck/picnic * Kids' activities all day long (see press release below for details) * Storytelling and music * …

Salish Sea lobby day Feb. 12

Salish Sea Protection - Lobby Day 2018 A day of action to protect The Salish Sea! Join Protectors of the Salish Sea and Students for the Salish Sea in a day of constituent conversations with decision makers about key issues threatening our Salish Sea and what it will take to let this beautiful region return …

Walk to Protect & Restore Our Salish Sea

https://www.facebook.com/events/170422866830544/ One OCA walker's diary “I believe in the sun and the stars, the water, the tides, the floods, the owls, the hawks flying, the river running, the wind talking. They’re measurements. They tell us how healthy things are. How healthy we are. Because we and they are the same” -Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Tribal …