Plant Trees along Bear Creek

Volunteer to make a difference for orcas in Redmond! Join us at a private property site located along Bear Creek to plant native trees and remove non-native and invasive vegetation. Restoring this riparian zone is fun and helps the salmon that feed whales! Your time and effort benefits water quality and Chinook salmon in this urban stream. Please meet at PCC in Redmond (11435 Avondale Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052) and we will walk to the property together. This is about a 6 minute walk. Space will be limited so please sign up! Those under 15 must be accompanied by an adult and those under 18 need a signed waiver. Please email us if you have accessibility concerns. Director@whalescout.org

Sammamish River: Plant Trees, Help Salmon!

Plant trees in Woodinville to improve water quality in the Sammamish River with our friends at Mid Sound Fisheries, King County Parks, and Tom Douglas- Rub with Love! All ages are welcome, we’ll provide all the tools, gloves, and snacks!

Why Your Volunteer Service is Important
Salmon are in trouble in Puget Sound. Two populations of salmon in the Sammamish River (Chinook and steelhead) are
listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. One of the main problems for salmon in the Sammamish
River is that water temperatures get too hot for the fish. One of the best ways to address that is to plant more trees
along the banks of the river that can help create shade and cool the water down. To be able to plant trees we must first
remove invasive plants that can outcompete newly planted native trees if left alone. Thriving forests and shorelines can
also provide many other benefits to our community like filtering pollution, mitigating erosion and storm damage, and
providing places for wildlife to live and for humans to connect with nature.

Young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Any minors under the age of 18 attending the
event without a parent or legal guardian must also bring a signed Youth Waiver to event in order to participate.

For questions contact: Ben Saari at ben@midsoundfisheries.org.

Project funded by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

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