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Despite unceasing rain, ten Whale Scouts spent four hours planting a good portion of the 300 trees set for planting at a former pasture. ┬áThis site along the Green River in Auburn provides habitat for four species of Pacific salmon including Chinook – killer whale chow. Thanks to King County Parks for hosting us. Read more about the day!

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.