Save Southern Resident orcas

Dear Gov. Jay Inslee,

Southern Resident orcas evoke the Pacific Northwest like few creatures can. Their loss would be devastating, and due in part to threats to Chinook salmon -- their main food supply -- that loss could be close at hand.

You showed care and foresight when you convened a task force charged with reversing the southern residents' decline. Now that task force has made their final recommendations. I'm calling on you to act on one of the task force's chief action items: Fully fund salmon recovery efforts to ensure that Chinook populations are healthy and steady.

I know you care about these special creatures just as much as I do. Let's work together to protect them for good.