Orca Month Kick Off Celebration Tribute To Granny J2

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Orca Month Kick Off Celebration Tribute To Granny J2 says
June is #OrcaMonth! 2017 marks the 11th annual Orca Awareness Month in Washington State and 2nd annual in Oregon and British Columbia.

We invite YOU to join the Orca Salmon Alliance and friends from all over the Salish Sea as we kick-off Orca Month and memorialize Granny J2! We will have a fun, free, family-friendly event from 2-5pm on Sunday June 4th at the Golden Gardens Bathhouse in Seattle - with music, dance, face painting, Mike the 25' tall inflatable orca, speakers, storytellers, and fun activities for all!


Our special guests will include:
Emcee - Jeff Renner, science journalist, diver, and former King 5 meteorologist
Ken Workman - Great, great, great, great grandson of Chief Seattle
Ralph Munro (invited) - Former WA Secretary of State
Fred Felleman - Commissioner, Port of Seattle
Brenda Peterson - Teacher and author of the upcoming "Wild Orca: The Oldest, Wisest Whale In The World"
Dr. D.A. Giles - Research Director/Project Manager at the Center for Whale Research
Paul Cheoketen Wagner - Native American storyteller and award winning flute player
Sondra Simone Segundo - Singer and author of "Killer Whale Eyes"

Also performing at the event:
Sharon Abreu & Michael Hurwicz
Tsimshian Haayuuk Dancers

More to be announced soon!


PS - Bring an old t-shirt to repurpose into a fun orca-themed tote bag!


Orca Month is a chance to celebrate one of our region’s most iconic wildlife species, but also an opportunity to reflect on the plight of these fragile creatures. This year the Southern Resident orca population will need to survive without their leader, Granny J2, and six other family members. With just 78 individuals as of March 2017, the survival of each orca is vital for this critically endangered community’s future. We hope you'll join us for events in June all over Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia to learn how to protect this critically endangered community.


Visit www.orcamonth.com for more information and to find an event near you!
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By: Orca Month