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Now that the legislative session is over, where do the Orca Task Force recommendations stand? Has progress been made? The BOLD team has the answers in this easy-to-read scorecard.

Now that the legislative session is over, where do the Orca Task Force recommendations stand? Has progress been made? The BOLD team has the answers in this easy-to-read scorecard.

Thank you to everyone who’s been following and engaging with their legislators to help critical bills get passed! There is still more work to be done in a lot of areas as you will find out in this report particularly in funding salmon habitat projects.

Volunteer to Restore Habitat

Volunteer to improve habitat! 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 a public open space, volunteers are offered the opportunity to help improve the 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!

Consider signing up your household for a fun, educational, family outing. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, under 18 need a signed release form by a parent. Please sign up, we will limit participants. A confirmation email will be sent to you 2-3 days prior to the event with the meeting location.

Please sign up at the link below.

Help Salmon in Bear Creek

Help maintain new plantings along Bear Creek! Chinook salmon in Bear Creek are doing relatively well compared to nearby streams so let’s keep it that way. Endangered orcas need these fish to recover. Native trees and shrubs protect water quality by shading the stream keeping it cool, providing cover, and stabilizing stream banks from erosion. Please sign up today to participate!

The site is located on private property, with extremely limited parking. We will meet at the Redmond PCC and walk over to the site together, offer information about orcas and salmon, the history of the site, and dig in! If you have mobility concerns, please email us to make accommodations.

Help Salmon in Bear Creek

Help maintain new plantings along Bear Creek! Chinook salmon in Bear Creek are doing relatively well compared to nearby streams so let’s keep it that way. Endangered orcas need these fish to recover. Native trees and shrubs protect water quality by shading the stream keeping it cool, providing cover, and stabilizing stream banks from erosion. Please sign up today to participate!

The site is located on private property, with extremely limited parking. We will meet at the Redmond PCC and walk over to the site together, offer information about orcas and salmon, the history of the site, and dig in! If you have mobility concerns, please email us to make accommodations.

Orca Recovery Day 2022

Plant a riparian forest along the Sammamish River! In partnership with the City of Bothell, celebrate Orca Recovery Day by planting trees and shrubs to help shade the waters salmon use to migrate from spawning streams and back from the ocean. These fish are critical prey for endangered Southern Resident killer whales. Healthy riparian forests control erosion of river banks and host insects young salmon need early in life. The former Wayne Golf Course features nearly a mile of shoreline and is the largest City of Bothell park. Planting will take place on the west side or “front nine.”

Funds for this project were provided by a donation from the Trammell Crow Company. Volunteer and enjoy educational booths and activities from partner organizations including OneBothell, Orca Conservancy, Whale Scout, and the City of Bothell. Highlights will include an appearance by Mike, the life-sized inflatable orca, information about the salmon restoration project in the planning stages on the east side of the park, an orca scientist ready to answer all your questions, and snacks!

Consider signing up your household for a fun, educational, family outing. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, under 18 need a signed release form by a parent. Meet at the clubhouse parking area. Please sign up, we will limit participants. A confirmation email will be sent to you 2-3 days prior to the event.

Voluntariado para restaurar el hábitat del salmón

Este evento especial será ofrecido en Español y está abierto al público. Unas porciones del más grande parque en Bothell, anteriormente Wayne campo de golf, es un corredor migratorio para el Chinook salmon en el Sammamish río y potencialmente habita para el Coho al confluencia de Waynita Creek. En esta hermosa propiedad transformada de un campo de golf a un espacio para el público, voluntarios tienen la oportunidad de ayudar a mejorar el hábitat. Controlando las malas hierbas e invasoras, protegiendo árboles nativo y vegationes, podemos mejorar la calidad de agua para el salmón, como a la vez proveer comida para las orcas en el Puget Sound!.

Considere inscribir a su familia para pasar un rato divertido, educativo y compartir tiempo. Personas menores de 16 años necesitan estar acompañados de un adulto, menores de 18 años necesitan una autorización firmada por uno de los padres. Por favor inscribanse, tendremos un límite de participantes. Recibirá una correo electrónico de confirmación de 2 a 3 días antes del evento con la dirección del evento.

Por favor inscribirse a la siguiente dirección: https://forms.gle/Db8TtGYVLZw28ieTA

Help Salmon in Bear Creek

Help maintain new plantings along Bear Creek! Chinook salmon in Bear Creek are doing relatively well compared to nearby streams so let’s keep it that way. Endangered orcas need these fish to recover. Native trees and shrubs protect water quality by shading the stream keeping it cool, providing cover, and stabilizing stream banks from erosion. Please sign up today to participate!

The site is located on private property, with extremely limited parking. We will meet at the Redmond PCC and walk over to the site together, offer information about orcas and salmon, the history of the site, and dig in! If you have mobility concerns, please email us to make accommodations.

Volunteer to Restore Habitat

Volunteer to improve habitat! 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 a public open space, volunteers are offered the opportunity to help improve the 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!

Consider signing up your household for a fun, educational, family outing. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, under 18 need a signed release form by a parent. Please sign up, we will limit participants. A confirmation email will be sent to you 2-3 days prior to the event with the meeting location.

Please sign up at the link below.

Celebrate Sustainamania Restoring the former Wayne Golf Course

Volunteer to improve habitat celebrating Sustainamania in Bothell! 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 a public open space, volunteers are offered the opportunity to help improve the 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!

Consider signing up your household for a fun, educational, family outing. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, under 18 need a signed release form by a parent. Please sign up, we will limit participants. A confirmation email will be sent to you 2-3 days prior to the event with the meeting location.

Please sign up at the link below.

Celebrate Orca Month Restoring Salmon Habitat

Celebrate Orca Month by restoring salmon habitat at the former Wayne Golf Course, a City of Bothell park! Portions of the park 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 a public open space, volunteers are offered the opportunity to help improve the 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 the Salish Sea!

Ask an orca scientist! Dr. David Bain will join us and answer all your orca and salmon questions.

Registration required

OneBothell, a nonprofit which organized to help preserve the park property will be on site to share the amazing story of the land and all its special features!Consider signing up your household for a fun, educational, family outing. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, under 18 need a signed release form by a parent. Please sign up, we will limit participants. A confirmation email will be sent to you 2-3 days prior to the event.

Sammamish River Kayak Tour, June 11th

Take a salmon-eye view of the Sammamish River to learn more about orcas and the ways salmon use the river system to complete their life-cycle. Whale Scout naturalists will offer a morning of adventure, exploration, and fun kayaking along the Sammamish River in Bothell. Prior to setting off on a one-hour round trip tour, we’ll share a little about the history of the river and ways it’s being protected and restored.

Kayaks are included in the cost and provided by WhatsSup. When registering please indicate if you would like a single or a double boat. Space will be limited and we appreciate your flexibility. We will meet at the Park at Bothell Landing near the playground. Participants must be 18 years or older or accompanied by an adult. Life jackets will be provided. No experience necessary. Presented in partnership with Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group.

Dress for the weather and bring sunscreen!

Location: Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 NE 180 St, Bothell

Time: 9am – 11am

Cost: $30 per person

Sign up here!