ORCA Ocean Research and Conservation Association
 
 

LAND-TO-SEA INITIATIVE

ENCOURAGING BETTER LAND PRACTICES
Since its inception, Dr. Widder and the ORCA team have achieved exciting progress in using the latest science and technology to develop low-cost solutions for the analysis and monitoring of our polluted waterways.  We are proud of our accomplishments, but are fully aware that our work is not complete until we can turn our scientific data into conservation actions. 

We are addressing that goal on several fronts - including our Land to Sea Initiative.  With rare exceptions, people do not intentionally cause water pollution.  Pollution is an unintended consequence of many of our activities of daily life - and in reality, we all contribute to pollution.  ORCA's Land to Sea Initiative focuses on changing the things we do on land that leads to water pollution.  In most cases these changes are simple, inexpensive and do not impact quality of life.  ORCA will be partnering with local and state government agencies, schools, other conservation organizations and the community as we grow our Land to Sea initiative.

Click here to view ORCA’s informational pamphlet: Stopping Water Pollution at its Source, or you can download and print it here.




 

ORCA IS DEDICATED TO THE PROTECTION & RESTORATION OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS &
THE SPECIES THEY SUSTAIN THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
& SCIENCE BASED CONSERVATION ACTION.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION.


INNOVATION IN ACTION


"ORCA’s Kilroy is
brilliant. The whole concept of a low-cost monitoring network is critical for understanding the ocean so we can better protect it.
- Sylvia Earle, Ph.D.
National Geographic
Explorer-in-Residence


DID YOU KNOW?
More oil reaches the oceans each year as a result of leaking automobiles and other non-point sources than was spilled in Prince William Sound by the Exxon Valdez.