The former Wayne Golf Course is being transformed into Bothell's newest park, and some in the community are rallying behind a name honoring the salmon who swim through the city's waterways: "Redfish Park".
Tribes, Whale Scout work together to restore Elwha River estuary for salmon, orcas following dam removalWhale conservation group Whale Scout and students from the Port Gamble S'Klallam and Suquamish Tribes attending the Northwest Indian College last Saturday planted 800 beach plants on the east side of the mouth of the Elwha River.
FULL! Come plant at the mouth of the Elwha River on the newly created beach! Since the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams, enormous amounts of sediment released downstream to build the beach along this important estuary. The sediment gives eelgrass a surface to grow and also provides shelter for juvenile salmon to adjust and grow before entering the open ocean. The natural sediments on the beach are also where forage fish lay their eggs. An entire ecosystem that feeds endangered killer whales thrives in this newly created place! We'll be planting herbaceous beach plants, spreading seeds and pulling invasive species to help the natural restoration!