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!
This special event celebrates Orca Recovery Day! Across Puget Sound and beyond, you will be joined by others volunteering in their local communities to make their own backyards a better place for salmon and orcas. See a full listing of events here. Whale Scout’s event at the former Wayne Golf Course is one of many going on in the Bothell/Kenmore area! Check out the ongoing work with our partners in the region.
Members from OneBothell, a nonprofit that worked tirelessly to preserve this property, will also join the event sharing their story and upcoming projects including monthly educational walks around the park showcasing unique features and stories.
Ask a killer whale scientist! Dr. David Bain will lead a short walk sharing recent research about endangered Southern Resident killer whales. Be sure to come with questions!
Consider signing up your household for a fun, educational, family outing. We ask that you bring a mask for check-in and check-out and when working near young children who are unable to be vaccinated. We will spread out and offer small group activities that are geared for adults only or for families.
Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, under 18 need a signed release form by a parent.