Together with King County Parks, Whale Scout volunteers planted a record 199 trees at the Maury Island Marine Park in just a few hours! Adult and kid volunteers enjoyed working and learning together on this special day. Sadly the tree we planted in memory of L95 Nigel didn't make it over the dry summer in rocky soil but our hopes are high that these trees will fare a little better.
Whale Scout volunteers joined forces with Friends of North Creek Forest to plant 55 trees and shrubs and remove vast amounts of invasive Himalayan blackberry bushes. We are particularly concerned about North Creek because it's home to spawning Chinook salmon, the primary prey for endangered killer whales that we love watching in Puget Sound. Afterwards, we made a trip to the banks of North Creek to look for salmon.
Read more about our day and check out photos.
Team up with Whale Scout volunteers as we join King County Parks to help salmon in the Green River at Whitney Bridge Park! Four species of Pacific salmon may be seen at this park in the fall including Chinook, pink, coho, and chum. These salmon migrate to and from this area through the Duwamish River to Puget Sound where endangered orcas rely upon them for prey. Join this free, educational, family friendly event - we'll be planting!
Join Whale Scout volunteers as we return to Maury Island Marine Park to plant trees! Last year we planted a tree in memory of L95 Nigel. Orcas may be seen from this beautiful marine park; south Puget Sound is an important ecological area for endangered orcas. The activity of the day will be planting!
Join the Whale Scout Volunteer Naturalist team! We are a friendly group of folks who line the shorelines of Puget Sound helping others watch and learn about endangered orcas. Our goal is to channel people's interest in whales into salmon habitat restoration events and stewardship actions, helping to protect the whales we love.
Lina Rose from King County Parks talks to us about the next Helpin' Out event at the Maury Island Marine Park. Learn more about the event and why it's important for whales. Plus, Whitney gives us a news update!
June is Orca Month! Learn about how Orca Month got started and has grown into an enormous event with numerous events throughout the West Coast. Susan talks about this year's highlights. Make your plans now!