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  • Vashon Human Orca Mural

    ALERT: Please notice and spread the word about the location change to Lisabeula Park/Beach.

    In August 2009 Islanders created the first human orca mural on the shores of Maury Island, celebrating our win of stopping an industrial gravel mine from overtaking our Island.

    When We Fight We Win

    Now, nine years later we are being called again to step up our creative activism for the orca, to honor Tahlequah's message to urgently restore habitat in the Puget Sound for the Southern Resident orcas.  

    Tahlequah, Vashon Island hears your call.

    The tide on August 25th at 11:00 am is perfect to create a human orca mural on the beach of Pt Robinson.  In partnership with the Vashon Park District, we'll meet at the beach at Lisabeula and form ourselves into the shape of an orca. 

    Will you sign up to be part of this creative action?  You will need to:

    • wear black clothing
    • if you have one, please bring a black umbrella to help fill out the space
    • plan to arrive ON THE BEACH no later than 10:30am 
    • carpool if you can; parking is extremely limited

    We expect the photo to happen at 11:00am.

    If you're able to help organize this event, contact info@backbonecampaign.org.  We need assistance with media outreach, carpools, logistics. We need YOU!

  • Free The Snake - Backbone Contingent

    • Friday, September 07, 2018 at 04:00 PM – September 08, 2018
    • Chief Timothy Park on Snake River, Clarkston WA

    Backbone Campaign is joining our friends Save Our Wild Salmon at this year's Free the Snake Rally on the Snake River. This is the 4th year of the annual Rally on the River.

    We're looking for kayaktivists, boat friends and landlubbers to be part of the creative tactics. In addition to on-water banner raises, there will be a giant Human Orca Mural on the beach and other imagery deployment. Will you be part of the Backbone Team?

    Enjoy camping on the water, hear Winona LaDuke speak, and show up to support removing the deadbeat dams of the Lower Snake. 

    RSVP below and we'll be in touch with logistics for the weekend.

    For more information about the event, visit the Free the Snake website.

    For information about dam removal, visit Save Our Wild Salmon's action alert page.