8 things you can do to help save the Orcas
Develop an appreciation for the Salish Sea and beyond
Download the MyCoast Smartphone App and become a citizen scientist and help document the status of our beaches. Become a Snohomish County Beach Watcher. Take the kids on a naturalist-led tide pool trip.
Switch to natural cleaners
Make your own natural cleaning products at home with these easy recipes: Green Cleaning booklet. Read labels and avoid buying products with the terms CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER or POISON on them.
Reduce your use of plastic
Use reusable grocery bags, food storage, and water bottles. Check out Zero Waste Washington for more ideas on how to reduce, reuse, repair and repurpose. See what the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign is doing.
Help reduce stormwater pollution
When each of the 4 million people around Puget Sound makes a small change, it adds up to cleaner, healthier water. Pick up after your pets, fix car leaks, install a rain garden, and use natural yard care practices.
Eat sustainable seafood
Learn to be Whale Wise
Seeing marine wildlife is a thrilling experience, but our presence has an effect. Federal regulations for orcas require that boaters stay away and keep the path of the whales clear. When going whale watching, look for a Whale Wise guide.
Support funding for salmon habitat restoration
Get involved in local restoration work
Organizations across the region including the Northwest Straits Initiative, Conservation Districts, Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, and state agencies are working every day to restore salmon habitat. They all could use the help of volunteers like you.
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