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To the Rescue: Protecting Life in the Salish Sea

Salish Sea event

Fall in love with the ocean all over again. Watch our exclusive, one time showing of “Wild Pacific Rescue” as Dr. Marty Haulena, head veterinarian of the Vancouver BC Aquarium, and his dedicated team rescue animals in the wild that have been harmed by human actions, especially plastic pollution.

Plastic is a key driver of climate change. If plastic use was a country, it would be the 5th largest emitter of greenhouse gas in the world. Many of those emissions are methane, which is over 80 times more climate warming than CO2. Plastic has badly damaged the ocean and the creatures in it.

Come be inspired by the people on the frontlines doing what they can to protect these endangered animals. Join our panel of distinguished guests for a discussion after the movie to hear about the effects of plastic in the Salish Sea and how you can help.

Movie trailer:


  • Dr. Martin (Marty) Haulena - Head Veterinarian and Director of Animal Welfare Vancouver Aquarium B.C. and star of Wild Pacific Rescue
  • Alex Ramel - Washington State District 40 Representative
  • Jason Morgan – Marine Projects Manager – Northwest Straits Foundation


Be on the lookout for “plastic man” and his pet sea lion around Bellingham leading up to and during the event.

This event is part of the City of Bellingham’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week 2023. Find a full list of events at

Media Partner: Salish Current

Registration required for this free event

Register at:

Saturday, September 23, 2023, 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth
Bellingham, WA  98225

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jayne Freudenberger
Vicki Thomas
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