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.
Learn more about the salmon habitat restoration sites and projects we worked on in 2018-2019
Portions of Bothell's largest park, the former Wayne Golf Course, are a migratory corridor for Chinook salmon in the Sammamish River and potential habitat for Coho at the confluence of Waynita Creek. As this amazing property transforms from a golf course into public open space, volunteers are offered the opportunity to help improve habitat. By controlling non-native and invasive weeds, and protecting native trees and vegetation, we're able to improve water quality for salmon and down the line provide more prey for killer whales in Puget Sound! Can't make it this time? Check out another opportunity November 2nd! Please sign up so we have enough snacks for everyone! For more information about the former Wayne Golf Course, visit this City of Bothell website: https://www.bothellwa.gov/1184/Former-Wayne-Golf-Course
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! 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. Please email us if you have accessibility concerns. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Spend a fun-filled day at a beautiful park with other orca and salmon enthusiasts! The Maury Island Marine Park was once a former gravel mine the large sections of the surface including all vegetation removed. Whale Scout volunteers have helped King County Parks reforest this site over the last several years but there are still more trees to be planted! Adding trees will restore the natural erosional processes that bring just the right about of sediment down into the nearshore for small fish to grow up and become orca food.
July 20, 2019
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July 1, 2019
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