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

August 31, 2019

Improve Habitat at the Former Wayne Golf Course

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:

September 14, 2019

Help Salmon in 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! 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.

October 12, 2019

Plant trees at the Maury Island Marine Park

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.

Recent News

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July 20, 2019

3 minutes to tell us how we are doing and you could win $100 on Kenmore Air and a mug!


July 9, 2019

Southern Residents Finally Return!


July 1, 2019

Q13 News: Southern Resident killer whales missing from the Salish Sea


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Recent Podcasts

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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!

May 3, 2019

Josh McInnes Shares His Experiences and Research on Mammal-eating Killer Whales

March 8, 2019

Hawaii’s Fascinating, Lesser-Known, Endangered Whales – Robin Baird

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