Fund the Lower Snake River Stakeholder Forum in the state budget

Last summer, the world watched as a grieving orca mother named Tahlequah carried her dead calf for 17 days. Scientists warn that this iconic Pacific northwestern species will not survive unless we take bold action to save it.

Why are orcas dying? Vessel noise and water pollution in the Puget Sound play a role, but primarily, scientists point to the disappearance of Chinook salmon -- the orcas' main food source.

Bringing together stakeholders to talk about how we can increase Chinook salmon is critical to orca and salmon recovery.

Subject: Fund the Lower Snake River stakeholder forum in the state budget