The Salmon Hatchery on Orcas Island

Near the Orcas Island Salmon Hatchery

Near the Orcas Island Salmon Hatchery

Oh, Orcas Island, how do I love thee. When I count the ways, it’s so much more about the gorgeous natural vistas, lakes, and beachfront. It’s about the people that are drawn to this one-of-a-kind place. People who dedicate their lives to sustaining its beauty, which means sustaining the lives of the animals, sea life and organisms that make up our island environment.

Long Live The Kings Salmon Hatchery

The seas and shoreline around us are home to bald eagles, great blue herons, harbor seals, and our iconic Orca whales. And, as the Youngren’s Salmon Hatchery on Orcas Island reminds us: “To so many of the Sound’s migratory and resident creatures, salmon are a great unifying force, the life-giving species that sustains them. Even the towering Douglas firs derive benefit.

The ecology of Puget Sound has remained vibrant through decades of increasing human activity, but the balance is growing more fragile than ever. It is time to act aggressively to protect the salmon and other species in and around Puget Sound, so that we can ensure a productive future for these waters that have already given us so much. By saving salmon and the lands and waters they need, we may actually be saving ourselves

To read about more of their efforts, volunteer, or donate, please visit: LONG LIVE THE KINGS

Overhead shot of the hatchery

Overhead shot of the hatchery

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