Get Involved

The Whale Trail is an emerging project, born out of concern for the southern resident orcas, and built on the success of having returned Springer safely home. From a simple idea shared among friends, we are now reaching millions of people each year through our signs, sites and programs.

 In 2014, The Whale Trail added its first sites in Oregon and California. Our goal of promoting awareness about J, K and L pods throughout their range is coming true. We need your help to make it happen!

Click on the Donate button to contribute through Pay Pal, or mail your donation to:

The Whale Trail
7119 Woodside Pl SW
Seattle WA 98136

Other ways you can help:
  • Become a member of The Whale Trail today!  Help us extend The Whale Trail around the northwest, and engage people in the great work of orca recovery.  Through our sites, signs, and programs, The Whale Trail is making a difference. Join us!
  • Volunteer. We are a grass-roots organization, and rely on the help of volunteers for everything that we do, from building this website to hosting events like lectures, fairs and trainings. Contact us at to volunteer!
  • Donate. The Whale Trail is a low-cost, high impact project, that reaches millions of people each year. We can’t do it without you! 
  • Register. Become part of The Whale Trail online community. Share your stories and your photos, and help us build a vibrant hub for learning and traveling around The Whale Trail.
The Whale Trail is a nonprofit organization in partnership with
Partners NOAA Seattle Aquarium People for Puget Sound Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Whale Museum National Marine Sanctuaries