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NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY IS SEPTEMBER 25, 2021!
NEEF's National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. NPLD is also a “Fee-Free Day”—entrance fees are waived at national parks and other public lands. Search for an event near you at https://www.neefusa.org/npld-event-search  For NPLD 2021, we'll maintain and build on the theme of "More Ways to Connect to Nature." Our goal is to highlight that diversity—in public lands, people, and the ways in which we value and care for these spaces—by supporting in-person, virtual, and hybrid NPLD events.   NPLD is special because it provides all lovers of the environment—old and new—an opportunity to show our appreciation for these precious natural resources through trail restoration, park clean-ups, and other events that teach us about the environment.  Event registration is open!  Want to host an event? Go to https://www.neefusa.org/npld/site-managers. NEEF's Virtual NPLD Kickoff Video with guests from Corazón Latino, Rock Creek Conservancy, US Forest Service, and National Park Service will air live on Facebook, September 25 at 10 am ET. Join us and use the video to help kick off your own NPLD event. Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1284469491999262
Where:
Puget Sound
4301 connecticut avenue nw, suite 160
When:
Saturday, September 25, 2021, 07:00 AM

Pierce County Environmental Educators Orca Recovery Day Class
The Salish Sea and Puget Sound are important habitats for our beloved orca population and the salmon they need to survive. Learn how your water habits at home and our community choices impact the quality of these vital waterways in this free virtual class taught by Pierce County Environmental Educators. Get tips on how you can have a positive impact on the place we call home. Our FREE classes are appropriate for all ages. All attendees will receive an orca sticker and activity book by US mail after the class. Must attend and complete our short survey at the end of class to receive your swag.
Where:
Virtual
virtual
When:
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 06:00 PM

ORCA RECOVERY DAY
When it comes to the fight for our orcas, we all have something to bring to the table. In 2018, the world watched as Tahlequah, a Southern Resident Killer Whale, carried her dead calf for 17 days, travelling almost 1,000 miles off the Pacific Northwest coast before letting go. Tahlequah isn’t the first grieving orca mother- unfortunately, hers was one of many calf deaths across the past two decades. According to the Center for Whale Research, approximately 75 percent of newborns in the Southern Resident killer whale population have not survived. Find an event near you and take action to help change our world for orcas. Find events in your county at https://betterground.org/in-your-community/events/ord/partner-events-throughout-the-region/
Where:
Puget Sound
800 sw 39th st, suite 150
When:
Saturday, October 16, 2021, 07:00 AM

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