THE TIME IS NOW if we want to save the endangered southern resident orca whales. Join Seattle Times Journalist Lynda Mapes September 17th, at 6pm PST to learn about the southern resident orca whales and Chinook salmon that are a signature of our region. Lynda will discuss the status of the Southern residents, including updates on the birth of Tahlequah (J35)'s calf, and share about what's its like covering these two interdependent special--whales and salmon--and their struggle for survival, which Lynda reported on in the award-winning Seattle Times “Hostile Waters” series.
The event will also include a dialogue with Helen Cherullo, Executive Director of Braided River, the publisher of Lynda’s forthcoming book ORCA: Shared Waters, Shared Home, about how multimedia conservation storytelling can be leveraged to build a movement to protect and recover the Salish Sea and the orca and salmon who call this place home. This project is being brought to life with the support of people like you-- and you can get your name, or the name of a loved one in the book--until October 1st at at www.braidedriver.org/orca.
More about ORCA: Shared Water, Shared Home
ORCA is an important new book project coming out Spring 2021 about our Puget Sound region, with meaning and implications that will resonate around the globe. Brought to life by the enduring partnership of two local and independent media—The Seattle Times and Mountaineers Books and its conservation arm Braided River— and written by award-winning environmental reporter Lynda Mapes, with photos by Times photographer Steve Ringman. This book will be the foundation for an ambitious Braided River outreach campaign, with live multimedia events, expanded programming and community collaborations.
Help bring this book to life and get your name or the name of a loved one in the book by visiting https://www.braidedriver.org/orca.