A drizzly morning gave way to smiles and positive energy as dozens of girl scouts and whale lovers joined together to help Nature Consortium restore the largest contiguous forest in Seattle: The West Duwamish Greenbelt!
The forest not only provides a buffer between heavy industrial areas and homes but it also reduces toxic stormwater benefiting salmon, orcas, and all of us!
A young Whale Scout volunteer made these dorsal fins for the kids.
Special instruction on planting trees was provided by Mollie with Nature Consortium.
Teamwork! Double the fun and progress!
Over 70 bare root native evergreen trees were planted.
Musicians arrived half way through the day to keep the energy going strong!
Once nearly 100 trees were planted we delivered mulch to each small plant.
Buckets of mulch were passed down the trail bucket brigade style.
Thanks for a wonderful day! Because of your help, salmon are growing bigger and stronger providing food for orcas! We are truly grateful for your time and dedication. A couple joined us all the way from Portland, Oregon. How inspiring!
Special thanks to troop 43005 and Christine Caruso for your enthusiasm and photos!