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Community rallies behind “Redfish Park” as name for Bothell’s newest park

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 removal

Whale 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.

Helpin’ Out Maury Island Marine Park 3/24

Come plant native trees at a scenic, waterfront park, on Maury Island! Located a short ferry ride from Seattle or Tacoma, the Maury Island Marine Park boasts more than one mile of undeveloped shoreline. The trees we will plant will help stabilize the steep sloping terrain which was once mined for gravel. This will restore nearshore processes of sediment and organic matter input helping forage fish and juvenile salmon to grow up and become orca food. In addition to planting, we will be removing litter and microplastics from the beach!

Helpin’ Out Idylwood Creek 2/24

Come enjoy doing restoration work in Idylwood Park just off of West Sammamish Parkway in Redmond. Idylwood Creek runs through the park and is a salmon spawning stream! We'll be planting within the park.

FULL! Helpin’ Out the Elwha River 1/27

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!

Jeanette Dorner Returns to Discuss the Latest on Salmon in Washington State 2/25/18

Jeanette Dorner, Director of Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group, gives us an update on what's going on in Olympia regarding Atlantic salmon farming and rumors of ramping up hatchery production to provide more prey for killer whales. Whitney shares a story about a local park she is hoping the City of Bothell  will name after redfish, also known as kokanee and Jeanette describes restoration projects in Lake Sammamish.  Plus, more on upcoming events.

David Bain In Studio Celebrating 40 Years of Killer Whale Research!

David Bain celebrates 40 years of killer whale research sharing his stories, challenges, and hopes for endangered Southern Resident killer whales.