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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Orca Recovery Day 2023

Southern Resident Orca Community Coffee Round Table

Join local and regional scientists and policymakers working for the recovery of the endangered Southern Resident Orca as they come together over a cup of coffee to discuss some of the successes of the past year and the challenges that still lie ahead for these iconic but struggling whales. 

This 2-hour panel event hosted by the Department of Environmental Stewardship, The Marine Resources Committee, and Rep. Debra Lekanoff will offer an opportunity for community members to learn about some of the ways that local efforts are influencing regional and national policies, the importance of the islands to whales and salmon, and what kind of things we can do to collectively address the challenges that still lie ahead. 

This is a free event open to the public, so bring a mug and join us bright and early on Saturday morning! There will be a virtual option for those of you not able to join in person, for zoom details please see

Location and Time: San Juan Island Grange, Saturday, October 14, 9 am-11 am

Contact: Dr. Frances Robertson, San Juan County Marine Project Manager – 360 375-5271

About San Juan County's Department of Environmental Stewardship: San Juan County’s Department of Environmental Stewardship is responsible for solid waste, marine resources, clean water, cultural resources, and climate and sustainability work.  The department offices are located at 1609 Beaverton Valley Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. For more information about San Juan County’s Department of Environmental Stewardship, visit  

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