Let’s learn about salmon together. In order to protect killer whales in Puget Sound we must understand what’s threatening our salmon and take action. Jeanette Dorner from Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group will be joining us on this and future podcasts to help everyone learn more about salmon.
Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group is a nonprofit organization that works in King and eastern Kitsap counties to maximize self-sustaining salmon populations through community engagement. We work cooperatively with landowners, governments, businesses, Tribes and other nonprofits to identify, design and implement projects that improve salmon habitat in the rivers and streams that sustain us all. As a nonprofit, Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group receives support from the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the generosity of private businesses, organizations and citizens like you.
If you have questions about salmon you want answered by Jeanette, email email@example.com.
If there are folks that do want to get in touch with Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group to be on the volunteer list, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are from a different part of Washington state Mid Sound Fisheries will get in contact with one of the sister enhancement groups.
Lina Rose from King County Parks talks to us about the next Helpin’ Out event at the Maury Island Marine Park. Learn more about the event and why it’s important for whales. Plus, Whitney gives us a news update!
More about the Helpin’ Out Event:
Date: October 14th, 2017
Time: 10:15am – 2:30pm
Bring: water, lunch
Provided: gloves and tools
16 and under with adult supervision.
Taking the Fauntleroy-Vashon Ferry to Vashon Island – If you are coming out to Vashon Island just for the event, there is a ferry leaving the Fauntleroy Ferry Dock in West Seattle at 9:15am. This will get you to Vashon in time to drive to the event arriving to the event about 10:15am. There is a return ferry to Fauntleroy at 3:30, we will finish the event in time for volunteers to be to the ferry dock by 3:00. If you are able to spend the day on Vashon, there are lots of wonderful King County Parks to explore! If you are taking the ferry from Tacoma, catch the 9:15am departing from Point Defiance then you can return on either the 3:10pm or 4:05 ferries. Drive north on the Vashon Island Ferry SW, turn right onto SW Quartermaster Dr. then follow directions below from Dockton Rd SW/George Edwards Rd to park
Directions from the Vashon Island Ferry Dock
Drive off Ferry Dock and onto Vashon Highway SW
Turn left at SW Cemetery Rd
SW Cemetery Rd turns right and becomes Vashon Ave
Turn left onto College Ave/SW Ellisport Rd
Continue onto Dockton Rd SW/George Edwards Rd – Continue to follow Dockton Rd SW
Continue straight onto SW Point Robinson Rd
Turn left to stay on SW Point Robinson Rd
Turn right onto 59th Ave SW
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto SW 244th St
Turn left into the gravel parking area
Open gate and continue driving down the success road. PLEASE CLOSE GATE BEHIND YOU
As you drive down the access road, take your first bear right, continue driving and you will see our registration table. You can park down by this registration area
Please RSVP to email@example.com and Lina.Rose@kingcounty.gov
June is Orca Month! Learn about how Orca Month got started and has grown into an enormous event with numerous events throughout the West Coast. Susan talks about this year’s highlights. Make your plans now!
Expert naturalist and local artist Sara Hysong-Shimazu discusses what’s been going on with so many Transient type killer whales in Puget Sound this spring plus stories of some of her favorite local whales. She also breaks down how these orcas are named – a system much different than Resident type killer whales.
Learn more about the need for a wildlife hospital for marine mammals and turtles in Puget Sound. Lesanna Lahner, Executive Director and Veterinarian, explains why SR3’s mission is so important and how their group will work with other organizations currently working with stranded animals. Plus, how YOU can help!
NOAA scientist Dawn Noren talks about studying contaminants transferred from killer whales to their calves. This work on captive animals can help understand the physiology of Southern Resident killer whales and some of the challenges they face as an endangered distinct population segment.
Interview with Mark Leiren-Young, the author of the new book, The Killer Whale Who Changed the World, about the first captive killer whale, Moby Doll. We chat about her story and the amazing legacy left behind to her extended family of Southern Resident killer whales.
Ari Friedlaender talks with us about his research on whales in Antarctica. His work is featured on National Geographic’s show Continent 7: Antarctica which has it’s season finale on Tuesday, December 20th. Learn how whales are recovering from whaling and responding to climate change in Antarctica, plus how you can tag along on his next trip!