If you care about whales and want to help, you are probably closer to the solutions than you might think! Since endangered Southern Resident killer whales need more salmon to survive, and these salmon grow throughout the rivers and streams along the West Coast, what happens in your backyard matters. Join us at “Helpin’ Out” events where you can get your hands dirty helping salmon survive to become orca food.
What Scout offers 13 “Helpin’ Out” events a year in the Puget Sound region. The majority of these are open to the public so anyone can join in planting native trees, removing invasive plants, and restoring salmon habitat. Some of this work is done on private property, and others with our partners on public lands. All of it helps make more Chinook salmon for the whales to eat. Learn more about how these events help salmon in the Learn Section. Scroll down to see a list of all our upcoming Helpin' Out Events. We provide all the tools and equipment! We just need your help to make a difference.
Plant trees to help improve salmon habitat.
Join us at the former Wayne Golf Course to plant trees for orcas! Killer whale biologist, Deborah Giles and Eba, the scat-detection dog will be joining us!
Visit the link below to learn more about the salmon habitat restoration sites and projects we're currently working on in the urban Puget Sound region. This report outlines the planting projects completed by volunteers at 13 Helpin' Out events in 2018 - 2019.
A year of keeping killer whales, their food, and their habitats protected. You can make a difference by following this monthly checklist. Share your efforts with others on social media using the tag #OrcaHero.
Support natural area protection policies
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Switch to non-toxic cleaner and yard care
Drive less to reduce footprint
Shop local, organic grocers
Keep habitats quiet by operating vessels slowly.
Choose wild, sustainable seafood
Support efforts for free-flowing rivers
Volunteer for habitat restoration events