Orca Action Month

In collaboration with our Orca Salmon Alliance partners, WEC hosts the annual Orca Action Month in June to highlight the plight of the Southern Resident orcas and engage people in the effort to protect them from pollution and other threats.

child hugs stuffed orca doll at a booth at the orca action month kick off festival

We Are Puget Sound: Discovering & Rediscovering the Salish Sea

We Are Puget Sound is a campaign and book from WEC and Braided River that connects people and place through stories and engaging images. The book and campaign feature actions people can take to build the groundswell of support needed to recover the health of the Sound, its wildlife, and the communities that depend on them.  Visit wearepugetsound.org, bring someone to an event, and take action today.

crowd listens to panel of speakers from We Are Puget Sound book launch in the Seattle Public Library auditorium

Local, State, and Federal Coordination

WEC works to advance Puget Sound recovery by working with local, state, and federal leaders to commit to coordinated, focused, and strategic actions. We build coalitions of compelling voices, mobilize the public, develop policy, secure funding, lobby, and hold our officials accountable on implementing the Puget Sound Partnership’s Action Agenda, Orca Recovery Task Force recommendations, salmon recovery plans, and core environmental laws. 

At the federal level, we elevate the importance of Puget Sound through a wide range of strategies including Puget Sound Day on the Hill. WEC advocates sustained and increased federal funding for Puget Sound recovery, in part by highlighting the voices of people who have benefited from? these critical federal funding programs through Voices for Clean Water.

orca recovery task force press conference at seattle acquarium. mindy roberts, puget sound program director, speaks at the podium in front of a crowd of reporters.