Orcas Love Raingardens - a pilot program to make the connection between raingardens and orca conservation for generations to come
Regional Priority Approach
TIF2.1: Address stormwater treatment.
Defenders of Wildlife
City of Tacoma, Harrington-Schiff Foundation , Keta Legacy Foundation, Private, Rose Foundation, Seattle Aquarium
Metro Parks Tacoma, Pierce Conservation District, Tacoma Public Schools, The Trust for Public Land, Washington Environmental Council
Robb Krehbiel (email@example.com)
2020 - 2022
TIF2: Address stormwater treatment. TIF2.1: Address stormwater treatment.
Southern Resident orcas are considered the most polluted marine mammals in the world. Researchers have found dangerously high toxic loads that can cause several health problems. Pollution also impacts the orcas' main prey: salmon. The biggest source of toxics in Puget Sound comes from stormwater runoff. We can reduce the amount of stormwater entering Puget Sound, by installing raingardens. Orcas Love Raingardens has three goals: 1. Coordinate stakeholders in Tacoma to install and manage raingardens in public places, particularly schools and parks; 2. Educate students and community members about the role raingardens play in the cons...
Accomplishments to be provided upon completion of Near Term Action
- Behavior Change - Awareness Raising (Education)
- Ecological Restoration - Ecosystem
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Expenditures by Fund to Date: $40,000.00
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Near Term Action last updated 3/31/2021