Protecting Pacific Northwest Whales through land-based conservation experiences.


What We Do...

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.

You Can Help!

Anyone can contribute by donating or volunteering at our Helpin' Out Events.

Learn more about the salmon habitat restoration sites and projects we worked on in 2018-2019

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All events are open to the public

February 15, 2020

Plant Trees Along Bear Creek

Volunteer to make a difference for orcas in Redmond! Join us at a private property site located along Bear Creek to plant native trees and remove non-native and invasive vegetation. Restoring this riparian zone is fun and helps the salmon that feed whales! Your time and effort benefits water quality and Chinook salmon in this urban stream. Please meet at PCC in Redmond (11435 Avondale Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052) and we will walk to the property together. This is about a 6 minute walk. Space will be limited so please sign up below! Those under 15 must be accompanied by an adult and those under 18 need a signed waiver. Please email us if you have accessibility concerns.

February 22, 2020

Sammamish River: Plant Trees, Help Salmon!

Plant trees in Woodinville to improve water quality in the Sammamish River with our friends at Mid Sound Fisheries, King County Parks, and Tom Douglas- Rub with Love! All ages are welcome, we'll provide all the tools, gloves, and snacks! Why Your Volunteer Service is Important Salmon are in trouble in Puget Sound. Two populations of salmon in the Sammamish River (Chinook and steelhead) are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. One of the main problems for salmon in the Sammamish River is that water temperatures get too hot for the fish. One of the best ways to address that is to plant more trees along the banks of the river that can help create shade and cool the water down. To be able to plant trees we must first remove invasive plants that can outcompete newly planted native trees if left alone. Thriving forests and shorelines can also provide many other benefits to our community like filtering pollution, mitigating erosion and storm damage, and providing places for wildlife to live and for humans to connect with nature. Young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Any minors under the age of 18 attending the event without a parent or legal guardian must also bring a signed Youth Waiver to event in order to participate. For questions contact: Ben Saari at Project funded by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division. To view the event details and driving directions, go to:

Recent News

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January 5, 2020

A letter from our Director


December 7, 2019

Gift mug! Give to our holiday fundraiser


July 9, 2019

Southern Residents Finally Return!


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Recent Podcasts

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October 1, 2019

Interview with the Author, Monika Wieland Shields of Endangered Orcas: The Story of the Southern Residents

September 2, 2019

Robert Lusardi: Dams and the state of Klamath River salmon

August 7, 2019

Are Pink Salmon a Threat to Southern Resident Orcas? Salmon Scientist Dr. Greg Ruggerone weighs in.

June 14, 2019

Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial Celebration!

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