protecting our critical species is vital to maintaining a healthy, thriving environment for people and nature
Friends protects wildlife and their critical habitat by petitioning government agencies to take regulatory actions to improve legislation, as well as through education and restoration . This helps care for the 113 endangered species in the Salish Sea, the most iconic being the Southern Resident Killer Whales (orca). Friends is a frequent co-petitioner in legal efforts to protect wildlife such as the endangered Orca, Cherry Point Herring, and the Island Marble Butterfly. Protecting special places and wildlife is necessary for creating a healthy, balanced ecosystem.