Awsome Non-Profits HELPING the Salish SEA!

Say hello to some of the best local non-profits that make a BIG difference here in the Salish Sea. 

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Orcas Island, WA

The mission of the SeaDoc Society is to ensure the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education. Based on Orcas Island, we strive to find science-based solutions for marine wildlife in the Salish Sea through a multi-species approach--including projects focusing on southern resident killer whales, pinniped disentanglement, tufted puffin rehabilitation, sea stars, pinto abalone, and much more. Check out our current projects at


Lopez Island, WA

Founded in 2006 by Coast Salish Tribal leader Ken Hansen, “KWIAHT” means a place that has been cared for: an appropriate name for a conservation biology laboratory that leads the way in mapping the marine and terrestrial biodiversity of the San Juan Islands, and engaging in studies of long-term change, including human impacts and climate change. Kwiaht is a pioneer in the use of remote acoustic recorders to monitor rare, shy and nocturnal wildlife such as bats and flying squirrels; and Kwiaht’s research garden is a resource for the conservation of native food and medicinal plants that collaborates with food programs of island communities as well as Treaty Tribes. Kwiaht also provides hands-on STEM enrichment projects every year to the islands’ schools—during the Covid19 pandemic, by making educational videos and challenging families to participate in online “treasure hunts” in the islands’ special places. For more information about Kwiaht, visit

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Long Live the KingS

Seattle WA

Our mission is to restore wild salmon and steelhead and supporting sustainable fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Since our founding in 1986, Long Live the Kings has worked to restore dwindling salmon populations. Our programs―combining on-the-ground field work with scientific innovation and broad partnerships―help decision-makers advance salmon recovery while balancing the needs of fish and people. Follow LLTK on Twitter @LongLiveKings, Instagram @LongLive.Kings, and donate at

Wolf Hollow

San Juan Island, WA

Wolf Hollow is a non-profit organization located on San Juan Island. We serve all of San Juan and Skagit Counties and northern Whidbey Island. Our mission – To promote the well-being of wildlife and their habitats through rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife, public education and non-invasive research. Since it was founded in 1982, Wolf Hollow has provided care for over 18,000 injured and orphaned wild animals, with the aim of releasing them back into the wild. Hummingbirds, swallows, woodpeckers, eagles, owls, herons, snakes, raccoons, deer and seals are just a few of the more than 200 species of wildlife that have been cared for at Wolf Hollow.

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