Whale Scout leads the public in land-based whale watching experiences. We channel people’s interest and passion about whales into on the ground salmon habitat restoration projects protecting the primary food source of struggling orcas in Puget Sound.
Learn more about the salmon habitat restoration sites and projects we worked on in 2018-2019
Spend a fun-filled day at a beautiful park with other orca and salmon enthusiasts! The Maury Island Marine Park was once a former gravel mine the large sections of the surface including all vegetation removed. Whale Scout volunteers have helped King County Parks reforest this site over the last several years but there are still more trees to be planted! Adding trees will restore the natural erosional processes that bring just the right about of sediment down into the nearshore for small fish to grow up and become orca food.
Want to take action and have a meaningful impact for our endangered Southern Resident killer whales? Join the thousands of others at a local event where together we can make our rivers, streams, and Puget Sound a better place for salmon, killer whales, and all of us to thrive. Whale Scout and Friends of North Creek Forest will host a planting event in Bothell. Join us afterwards to search for spawning salmon in nearby North Creek! Volunteers under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information about Orca Recovery Day, visit: www.betterground.org/orca-recovery-day. If you're a first time FNCF volunteer, please complete and bring this form: https://www.friendsnorthcreekforest.org/uploads/6/8/5/3/6853956/fncfliability_waiver.pdf. Support for this volunteer event is provided by the Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, a grantmaking fund created by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.
Portions of Bothell's largest park, the former Wayne Golf Course, are a migratory corridor for Chinook salmon in the Sammamish River and potential habitat for Coho at the confluence of Waynita Creek. As this amazing property transforms from a golf course into public open space, volunteers are offered the opportunity to help improve habitat. By controlling non-native and invasive weeds, and protecting native trees and vegetation, we're able to improve water quality for salmon and down the line provide more prey for killer whales in Puget Sound! Can't make it this time? Check out another opportunity November 2nd! Please sign up so we have enough snacks for everyone! For more information about the former Wayne Golf Course, visit this City of Bothell website: https://www.bothellwa.gov/1184/Former-Wayne-Golf-Course
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