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Sippin' for Salmon

September 18, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Raise a glass to save salmon. Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma. Sept. 18

Sip for Salmon

Help wild salmon
(and meet zookeepers!)
Many animals - and humans - depend on wild Washington salmon, including our endangered southern resident orcas. But salmon numbers are dwindling in the Snake and Columbia rivers. Join AAZK to help wild salmon, with 50c for every drink going to Save Our Salmon.
Point Defiance AAZK
Point Defiance AAZK
The Point Defiance chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) is a group of PDZA staff and volunteers who fundraise for conservation in their free time. Since 2011 we've raised over $25,000!
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Conservation Stories

The tiniest buffalo

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Wildlife Champions: Summer Stewards

It’s quite a progression from being afraid of a bug to making a home for it, painting a watercolor of it and documenting it on a science app. But that’s what Arlington Elementary Wildlife Champions are doing this summer in a nature science camp that takes the year-long classroom-to-park program into a new level of wildlife stewardship. “Wildlife Champions has been amazing – it’s exceeded our expectations,” says Craig Standridge, the conservation engagement program coordinator at Point Defiance Zoo &…

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Counting shoreline trash

It was a sunny Saturday in Tacoma – perfect for the beach. But as Zach Hawn and Kailee Bynum picked their way across Owen Beach with five Zoo volunteers, they weren’t just there for the weather. They were there to count and clean up trash, joining dozens of walkers, kayakers and even divers in the second annual Tacoma Shoreline Survey. Cleaning and counting Organized by the Ikkatsu Project to survey the entirety of Tacoma’s shoreline for marine debris, the Shoreline…

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