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Tasha Kirby

The Salish Sea School's Guardians of the Sea

""When we protect areas of the ocean from people, life comes back.""

Points Total

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    6
    bags of litter
    collected
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    22
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered

Tasha's Actions

Education

Learn about my watershed

I will spend 30 minutesIdentifying what sub-basin I live in and learning about my watershed's water quality, fish habitat problems, and options for volunteering.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education

Donate to Environmental Education organizations

I will research and donate to an organization providing environmental education to underserved audiences in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Plan and Host a Recycle Event

Local students will learn about and participate in a candy wrapper recycling event. Halloween candy wrappers will be sent to a TerraCycle recycling center to contribute to the circular economy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 30 minute(s) each day to connect with the shared ecosystem in which I live and rely on. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Pick up Trash

I will pick up and properly dispose of litter on a daily walk through my neighborhood, since stormwater will otherwise carry it to the Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Talk To My Friends and Colleagues

I will research the social or environmental issues in my community and shared ecosystem that matter to me and impact downstream salmon and orcas and tell 1 friends and/or colleagues each day about what I learn.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Education

Educate my family or friends

Spend 15 minutes educating my family/friends about Southern Resident Orca Whales and their endangered food supply.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Clear Storm Drains

Keep local storm drains clear of debris so that stormwater runoff is not as polluted.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Education

Help educate young people

Identify, lead and host simple environmental education activities, that help the Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean, for 20 young people I know.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 60 minutes learning how Washington’s Indigenous Communities are working to support Orca health, and what I can do to support them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education

Join the Orca Forum to learn from local researchers

Learn about orca research taking place in the Puget Sound in this workshop put on by Whidbey Island CD in partnership with Northwest Straits Foundation and County Marine Resource Committees. Wednesday, Oct. 14 5:30-7pm

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 15 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh Puget Sound food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community to help watershed health that leads to the Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Tasha Kirby 11/05/2020 9:05 PM
    I spent a wonderful evening making succulent gardens on top of pumpkins. A little bit if nature that will hopefully last indefinitely!

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    Tasha Kirby 11/04/2020 6:15 PM
    I am exhausted today. With the presidential results looming, I am ready for a mental break.

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    Tasha Kirby 11/03/2020 8:34 AM
    With rainy weather today, I will have the opportunity to look for storm drains that need clearing. This is something my son and I enjoy doing together.

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    Tasha Kirby 11/02/2020 5:07 PM
    We just finished reading the Whale Scout website. I was reminded of the interconnectedness of the salmon lifecycle. The river protects the salmon, the salmon feeds the bears and eagles, dead bodies nurture the trees, and the trees shade the river (which protect the salmon). 

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    Tasha Kirby 11/02/2020 4:23 PM
    It was so nice to wake-up to sunshine this morning!!

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    Tasha Kirby 11/01/2020 8:59 PM
    We took a drive to Oak Harbor today. We used to drive to Deception Pass from Seattle. Now, we are lucky enough to live in this beautiful place. Grateful everyday!

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    Tasha Kirby 10/30/2020 7:45 PM
    Looking forward to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival! Great cause and amazing collection of films!

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    Tasha Kirby 10/30/2020 5:03 PM
    Had a great discussion with 7th graders about the characteristics of all living things. Students added "not processed" to their list to which on student responded with, "Then can we also add 'not a rock'" because he felt like processed items are so obviously not living. Ha! I explained that even scientists do not agree on the characteristics of living things.

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    Tasha Kirby 10/29/2020 8:02 PM
    We took a sunset walk on the Tommy Thompson this evening. We didn't see any harbor seals which is a little unusual. But, it was a good walk with good friends.

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    Tasha Kirby 10/28/2020 9:47 PM
    I have reminded my family to check in everyday since the challenge has started. Today, my daughter reminded me. :-)