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Celebrate Washington's killer whales: Attend Orca Day on June 15

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Oh, how we love our orcas here in the Northwest.

To celebrate that, Washington State Parks and The Whale Trail are joining forces for a day of celebration called "Orca Day" on Saturday, June 15.

For Seattle-area residents, it's a bit of a journey, so you'll want to plan ahead (Father's Day weekend getaway, anyone?)

The free, family-friendly event will take place June 15, at Cape Disappointment State Park on the Long Beach Peninsula.

Events will include kids’ activities from 1-4 p.m., all about the beloved, endangered J, K and L pods of southern resident killer shales.

That evening, John Calambokidis from Cascadia Research and Donna Sandstrom from The Whale Trail will be featured at a 7 p.m. presentation at the park’s Waikiki Amphitheater in Ilwaco.

Visitors to the interpretive Whale Trail can view many types of whales and marine mammals from shore. The trail spans from California to British Columbia, and Cape Disappointment State Park is one of 100 sites along the trail.

The Whale Trail, in case you didn't know, is a network of more than 100 viewing sites, from Southern California to British Columbia, where visitors can potentially see and definitely learn about orcas, other marine mammals and the marine environment.


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