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The Whale Trail is marked

Marina Beach Park in Edmonds has a new interpretive sign identifying the site as part of The Whale Trail, a series of sites around the Northwest where the public can view orcas and other marine mammals from shore.

The Whale Trail is also a non-profit organization of agencies including the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and NOAA Fisheries, along with non-governmental organizations such as the Seattle Aquarium and The Whale Museum. Funding to pay for the Whale Trail interpretive sign at Marina Beach Park came from a state Department of Fish and Wildlife grant, and installation was done by the Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department.

The Whale Trail’s mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and the marine environment, with the shared vision of a fully recovered orca population, thriving in a healthy ecosystem.

More info: thewhaletrail.org.

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