June is Orca Awareness Month!

J,K,and L pods returning to the Salish Sea in early June, 2008- Photo by Erin Heydenreich This June marks the 10th annual Orca Awareness Month! The month long celebration of the local orcas was started by Susan Berta and Howard Garrett of the Orca Network in 2006. Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared it officially in 2013. For the month of June we area asking folks to focus your attention on the plight of the endangered Southern Resident’s. During this month regional organizations will collaborate to educate the public and honor the whale’s presence in the waters of Washington State. For those of us who live in Washington, it's easy to forget just how lucky we are to have the Southern

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