Give Big for The Whale Trail Today

I have a secret to share. Doing something good for the whales is the best medicine I know.

Give Big to The Whale Trail today and I promise you will feel better, knowing you are part of a project that is bringing people together, and making the world safer for whales, dolphins, seals, otters and turtles too.

Schedule your donation now for May 10th (tomorrow) by clicking here. It works like magic, I swear!

Together we are making history, connecting the west coast for the whales – community by community, sign by sign. We’ve come so far, so fast, and we have a lot more to do!  One thing I know for sure – we can’t do this alone.

The Whale Trail has its roots in a rare conservation success – the successful return of the orphaned orca, Springer. We learned from that project how to work together across organizations, agencies, and countries.

Springer in Puget Sound 2002, Photo by Mark Sears

We’re focused now on keeping the southern resident orcas from going extinct, and making it easier for people to learn about and watch whales from shore, from California to British Columbia.

Whale Trail Sign at San Simeon

Give Big today and know that your donation will make a huge, whale-sized difference in our ability to go forward.

Thank you from the bottom of our orca- and ocean-loving hearts! And deepest thanks to everyone who’s already scheduled their donation. We can’t do it without you!

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Donna's Bio

Donna Sandstrom has been interested in orcas since 1982, when she moved to Seattle. She saw her first orca from the deck of the Gikumi in Johnstone Strait in 1985.

Over the next years she produced events like OrcaFest 1995, and a symposium "Lolita Come Home" in 1996. She is expert at bringing diverse people together to achieve a common goal, a skill honed during her 14 years in software development at Adobe Systems.

In 2002, Donna was part of the effort to return Springer, an orphaned orca, to her pod and native waters on the north end of Vancouver Island. The project is the only successful orca rehabilitation in history. In July 2013, Springer was seen with her first calf!

Inspired by Springer's success, and alarmed at the plight of the southern resident orcas, Donna started The Whale Trail in 2008. Contact her at 206.919.5397

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