With much sadness in the air after J32 Rhapsody’s death, Whale Scouts got together on Saturday December 6th to do what we love, help whales by restoring habitat. We dedicated the day to J32 Rhapsody and as the day progressed each of us felt a little more hopeful. Putting our hands to the earth and physically improving the land that supports Chinook salmon, a favorite prey item for killer whales, was healing for many of us. In one day the entire group planted 100 trees, spread 15 cubic yards of mulch, and removed 10 cubic yards of invasive species. This work will help promote the growth of tall trees providing cool shade and clean filtered water for salmon eggs in the Cedar River. Salmon born from these healthy eggs will one day become orca food. Thanks to King County Parks and Friends of the Cedar River Watershed for hosting us!
Thanks to Michael Harris (Baby Wild Films) for coming out and putting together this video:
Want to join in on the fun? Join us at our next event January 31st in Bothell, Wa with Friends of North Creek Forest!