Sea Otters: Once Here and Perhaps Again

Photo Credit: Ram Papish

Join us at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum on Saturday, October 1st at 1 pm for a presentation by the Elakha Alliance called, “Sea Otters: Once Here and Perhaps Again.” Elakha Alliance Board President Bob Bailey will discuss an overview of the Sea Otter, their ecological roles, their historical presence and loss at the hands of the fur trade industry, and the Alliance’s work to return them to Oregon’s coastal waters.

Elakha (ee-LAK-uh) is a Chinook trading language word for sea otter, which were once plentiful in Oregon’s coastal waters. The Elakha Alliance was formed in 2018 by tribal, nonprofit, and conservation leaders with a shared belief in a powerful vision: an Oregon coast 50 years from now where our children and grandchildren co-exist with a thriving sea otter population and a robust and resilient marine ecosystem. 

The museum’s conference room can seat about 40 people, so come early to get a seat for this free presentation.