Wilderness Committee seeks volunteers for beach cleanup near Tsawwassen ferry terminal

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      The orcas of the Salish Sea are back.

      The famed southern resident killer whales have returned to their summer home. And what’s more, they have two newborns, raising hopes for the endangered species.

      The orcas are not the only creatures at risk in the Salish Sea.

      According to the Wilderness Committee, there are 119 species in and around the inland waters between Canada and the U.S. whose survival is threatened by factors ranging from declining food sources to pollution.

      Preventing litter from entering the ocean is one way to help save the orcas and other endangered species.

      On Thursday (July 25), the Wilderness Committee is organizing a beach cleanup at the Tsatsu Shores near the Tsawwassen ferry causeway, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

      There are about 10 carpool spots available at the Safeway parking lot near Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain Station in Vancouver. To reserve, contact chloe@wildernesscommittee.org.