Season of Giving Back: Fall Tree-Planting

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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 trees and shrubs near the Sammamish River! Vegetation will help shade and cool and clean a small stream emptying into the Sammamish River. Healthy riparian forests control erosion of riverbanks 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.

No experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome! Bring your friends and family for a fun and educational day in the great outdoors. We’ll provide all the necessary planting materials and yummy snacks! Our activity will consist of planting trees and clearing out any invasive plant species.

Fall Planting!

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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 River! Vegetation will help shade and cool and clean a small stream emptying into the Sammamish River. Healthy riparian forests control erosion of riverbanks 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.

No experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome! Bring your friends and family for a fun and educational day in the great outdoors. We’ll provide all the necessary planting materials and yummy snacks! Our activity will consist of planting trees and clearing out any invasive plant species.

Bear Creek Volunteer Event

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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 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.

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! See what Whale Scout and hundreds of others have done to improve salmon habitat and what you can do to help us achieve our goals in helping our orca population!

Plant the Forest!

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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 at the former Wayne Golf Course. Vegetation will help shade and cool and clean a small stream emptying into the Sammamish River. Healthy riparian forests control erosion of riverbanks 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.

No experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome! Bring your friends and family for a fun and educational day in the great outdoors. We’ll provide all the necessary planting materials and yummy snacks! Our activity will consist of planting trees and clearing out any invasive plant species.

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, and much more!

Please note, this is a private homesite. We will limit participants. Please sign up to reserve your spot. Since parking is limited onsite, we will park at PCC on Avondale Road in Redmond and walk about 10 minutes to the site. Please email with accessibility concerns.

Those 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Release forms will be required for all participants. A youth waiver is attached for those 16+ without a parent.

This is a free event. Salmon sightings obviously cannot be promised, as they are wild creatures operating under their own free-will 🙂

Naturaleza Nativa en Parques Públicos

  • Para celebrar el inicio del mes de la herencia hispana Whale Scout está organizando un recorrido por el antiguo Wayne campo de golf. 
  • Únase a nosotros en Septiembre 15th a las 5:30 para conocer más de la historia y proyectos actuales del antiguo campo de golf. 
  •  Conozca como la restauración de la ribereña conduce a unas orcas más saludables

Volunteer Watering Party!

Join Whale Scout to help keep the newly planted trees and shrubs at the former Wayne Golf Course alive and thriving! This future riparian forest will help shade and cool and clean water in the Sammamish River which salmon use to migrate from spawning streams and back from the ocean. 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. These events will take place on the west side or “front nine.” 

To efficiently water plants, there are two sessions, 9 – 11 pm and 11am – 1pm. You can select one or both when you sign up. 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 (16721 96th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011). Please sign up. A confirmation email will be sent to you 2-3 days prior to the event.

Important – this activity will require lifting and carrying buckets of water weighting approximately 25 pounds over uneven terrain. If you would like to participate in other activities, sign up for the June 10th event where a variety of weeding will be offered.

This project is a partnership with the City of Bothell with funds provided by a donation from the Trammell Crow Company.

Volunteer Watering Party!

Join Whale Scout to help keep the newly planted trees and shrubs at the former Wayne Golf Course alive and thriving! This future riparian forest will help shade and cool and clean water in the Sammamish River which salmon use to migrate from spawning streams and back from the ocean. 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. These events will take place on the west side or “front nine.” 

To efficiently water plants, there are two sessions, 9 – 11 pm and 11am – 1pm. You can select one or both when you sign up. 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 (16721 96th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011). Please sign up. A confirmation email will be sent to you 2-3 days prior to the event.

Important – this activity will require lifting and carrying buckets of water weighting approximately 25 pounds over uneven terrain. If you would like to participate in other activities, sign up for the June 10th event where a variety of weeding will be offered.

This project is a partnership with the City of Bothell with funds provided by a donation from the Trammell Crow Company.