Anyone can help!

Get Your Hands Dirty!

If you care about whales and want to help, you are probably closer to the solutions than you might think! Since endangered Southern Resident killer whales need more salmon to survive, and these salmon live throughout the rivers and streams along the West Coast, what happens in your backyard matters. Join us at “Helpin’ Out” events where you can get your hands dirty helping salmon survive to become orca food.

Whale Scout offers “Helpin’ Out” events throughout the year in the Puget Sound region. The majority of these are open to the public so anyone can join in planting native trees, removing invasive plants, and restoring salmon habitat. Some of this work is done on private property, and others with our partners on public lands. All of it helps make more Chinook salmon for the whales to eat. Learn more about how these events help salmon in the Learn Section. Scroll down to see a list of all our upcoming events. We provide all the tools and equipment! Your help makes a huge difference.

Featured Restoration Sites

Upcoming Events

Private Events

Schedule a special volunteer event for your school, church, club, business, scout group, etc. We can host anywhere from 5 to 125 people with all ages welcome. We provide all the tools and supplies that you will need for a fun, meaningful experience. To inquire about dates and locations within King County, email director@whalescout.org.

Don’t see an event near you? Use our PodMatch tool to connect with a salmon habitat restoration project near you - anywhere between California to Canada!