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.

Sign up here!

Event Details:

Date: October 15, 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Former Wayne Golf Course, 16721 96th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011
What to bring: Closed-toed shoes, reusable water bottle
Provided: Gloves, light snacks, all tools and supplies

All ages welcome!

Partners/supporters for this event: City of Bothell, Orca Conservancy, OneBothell, Trammell Crow, WDFW, King County Flood Control District, King County Wastewater Treatment Division, PS Conservation Districts, WhaleScout

Space will be limited! Sign up required.