ORCA RECOVERY DAY

Far from ocean waters, surrounded by a sea of rolling hills, communities on the Palouse are thinking about how water impacts wildlife habitat downstream, including the endangered Southern Resident orca whale, which only have 73 remaining.

 

The water quality of the creeks and rivers of the Palouse have a direct impact on the bodies of water downstream. Urban development, agricultural runoff, and soil erosion have changed our creeks, creating poor water quality conditions.

 

Home to a variety of wildlife, including waterfowl, otters, and beavers, our creeks and rivers are dependent on us to create suitable habitat. By planting native plants along our creeks and rivers we can change water temperature, filter pollutants, and stabilize the soil, making our water clean and healthy. Creating healthy streamside habitat will support our community, supports of our soil and water health, which can help downstream habitat.

 

Thanks to everyone who celebrated Orca Recovery Day with us, a statewide campaign to address issues affecting the Southern Resident orca whales. Thousands of people across the Northwest took part in restoring vital habitat for the orca's food source, Chinook salmon, and worked to create better

ocean conditions for the orcas.

 

There is still work to be done and each of us can be part of the solution. Simple actions can make a big difference. Check out the 10 actions you can make.

 

 

Learn how Palouse CD restoration programs, like the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), are making a greater impact throughout the

State of Washington

Palouse Conservation District's mission is to actively assist current and future generations of land managers (rural and urban) in implementing conservation practices by providing educational, technical, and financial assistance. Palouse Conservation District works through voluntary, incentive-based programs to assist landowners and agricultural operators with the conservation of natural resources.

The Palouse Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All programs and services of the Palouse Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status or disability.

1615 NE Eastgate Blvd. Suite H

Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509-332-4101

PalouseCD@PalouseCD.org

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