Kirkpatrick Foundation launches the “Oklahoma Killer Whale Project"

Kirkpatrick Foundation launches the “Oklahoma Killer Whale Project"

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Monday, November 16, 2020




Oklahoma and Coastal Washington Announce “Oklahoma Killer Whale Project” to Support Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

Oklahoma City’s Kirkpatrick Foundation and Washington’s SR3 non-profit organization join together to support endangered Southern Resident killer whales

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK & DES MOINES, WA — Representatives from Oklahoma’s Kirkpatrick Foundation, Save the Illinois River, and the city of Tahlequah, OK as well as Washington’s SR3

– Sealife Response, Rehabilitation and Research – and the city of Des Moines, WA joined forces today to announce a new partnership. The “Oklahoma Killer Whale Project” will honor the connection between Tahlequah, OK and Tahlequah, or J35, a member of the Southern Resident killer whale community. The collaborative effort has formed a “Sister Community” to support SR3’s Southern Resident health assessment research and connect Oklahoma-based ocean enthusiasts to the coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest.

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