Orca Awareness Month, started by the long-time orca education and advocacy group Orca Network, was created to bring together researchers, advocates, and orca lovers everywhere to raise awareness of the threats facing these magnificent animals and provide a community to celebrate them. Through a partnership with the Orca Salmon Alliance, the celebration has since evolved into “Orca Action Month,” as awareness has gained traction and rallying of community action is necessary to recover Southern Resident orcas.

While the Southern Resident orcas are most commonly associated with Washington, NOAA identified Oregon waters as a critical habitat in 2021. We are thrilled to be bringing Orca Action Month to Oregon and are grateful for the support from many Washington organizations who laid the groundwork over the last 18 years.

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