Restore More in 2024: Join us in planting trees for orcas, salmon

Find the campaign platform here. Whale Scout engages the community in restoring salmon habitat addressing a critical problem for orcas: lack of food. Improving riparian areas alongside Chinook-bearing rivers and streams, we’re directly saving the whales we all love to observe in the wild. Killer whales act as a powerful lead-in to participation in river …

Opt Outside for Black Friday

Skip the shopping madness the day after Thanksgiving and #OptOutside instead! The trend started by outdoor gear company, REI, has taken hold in the community and we’re offering opportunities to connect with naturalists at public beaches. Look for whales from shore with our volunteers who will share their local knowledge and enthusiasm for all wildlife …

Bear Creek Volunteer Event

Sign up Here! Come help us remove invasive plants! 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 …

Gift the Earth this Holiday Season – Join Our Tree-Planting Team!

Sign up Here! Tis the Season for Planting Trees! Endangered Southern Resident killer whales depend on salmon as a critical prey resource from watersheds in Puget Sound and beyond. Salmon use the Sammamish River as a migratory corridor. Improving the water quality in the river will help both struggling salmon populations and orcas. Come plant …

Season of Giving Back: Fall Tree-Planting

Sign up Here! Tis the Season for Planting Trees! Endangered Southern Resident killer whales depend on salmon as a critical prey resource from watersheds in Puget Sound and beyond. Salmon use the Sammamish River as a migratory corridor. Improving the water quality in the river will help both struggling salmon populations and orcas. Come plant …

Fall Planting!

Sign up Here! Endangered Southern Resident killer whales depend on salmon as a critical prey resource from watersheds in Puget Sound and beyond. Salmon use the Sammamish River as a migratory corridor. Improving the water quality in the river will help both struggling salmon populations and orcas. Come plant trees and shrubs near the Sammamish …

Bear Creek Volunteer Event

Sign up Here! Come help us remove invasive plants! 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 …

OktoberFOREST Pub Talk 2023

Whale Scout is partnering with Friends of North Creek Forest to gather for a pub talk this Wednesday at Cairn Brewing for a presentation about Whale Scout’s work at the former Wayne Golf Course. Come learn about the history of the park, our work in repairing the park’s riparian zone, and what the future holds! …

Plant the Forest!

Sign up here! Endangered Southern Resident killer whales depend on salmon as a critical prey resource from watersheds in Puget Sound and beyond. Salmon use the Sammamish River as a migratory corridor. Improving the water quality in the river will help both struggling salmon populations and orcas. Join us to prepare a new planting site …

Salmon Viewing and Restoration Tour

View Whale Scout’s Bear Creek restoration site and look for salmon! Join us for a walking tour exploring the habitat of naturally spawning fish. If these salmon successfully spawn, their offspring will potentially become food for endangered Southern Resident orcas! Whale Scout will offer information about the restoration project on Bear Creek, salmon life cycle, …