Orca Recovery Day on Turtleback Mountain Preserve

October 17, 2020 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

The San Juan County Land Bank and the San Juan Preservation Trust are teaming up for Washington’s annual Orca Recovery Day by planting Garry oaks and native prairie forbs on Turtleback Mountain Preserve.

How does planting trees help our Southern Resident orca? Targeted reforestation and habitat restoration can have an impact on the entire downstream ecosystem. The health of land and sea are connected and are reliant on each other to be biologically productive and diverse.

Sign up to join a “planting pod” below! Each pod will be limited to 12 people total, volunteers will be physically distanced, proper sanitation will be practiced, and mask wearing will be required when working closer than 6′ apart- in accordance with San Juan County guidelines.

Please sign up below so we can coordinate teams and send additional information.

Saturday, October 17th
10:00am-12:00pm | Sign up for planting pod #1
12:30pm – 2:30pm | Sign up for planting pod #2

This event is sponsored by One Tree Planted and Promise the Pod.

If you can’t make this event, you can still do something for Orca Recovery Day. Check out betterground.org and sign up for an Eco Challenge.

Craig answers the question: “Why does getting community out to these sites on Orca Recovery Day matter?”…