Partner Events Throughout the Region

Partner Events Throughout the Region

Orca Network | 1pm to 3pm | Whale Bell at Seaward Park/Langley Whale Center, 105 Anthes Ave., Langley, WA

Orca Network will lead students from South Whidbey School District in a garbage clean up at Seaward Park near the Langley shoreline. Students will then go to Langley Whale Center where they will attach the garbage they collect to a large cut out orca that they can use for outreach and education at their school and within the community.

No registration – the event is being organized within the school district.

Mid Sound Salmon Enhancement Group | Auburn Parks | Green River Coalition 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Fenster Park, 2027 4th St. SE, Auburn

Help us control invasive plants and create space for future native tree plantings beside the Green River at Fenster Park in Auburn. The river needs more trees to shade the water and improve the survival of migrating adult and juvenile salmon that can eventually help feed hungry orcas!  This event is also part of Duwamish Alive.

Email to register

Green River Coalition | Kent Parks Mid Sound Salmon Enhancement Group | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Riverview Park, 937-999 Hawley Rd, Kent 

Help us plant native trees and shrubs and control invasive plants beside the Green River at Riverview Park in Kent. The river needs more trees to shade the water and improve the survival of migrating adult and juvenile salmon that can eventually help feed hungry orcas! This event is also part of Duwamish Alive.

Register here

Duwamish Alive!  | 10 am – 2 pm | Multiple sites in Green-Duwamish Watershed

Volunteers will be restoring 15 critical salmon habitat sites within the Green-Duwamish Watershed at 15 sites including a river kayak cleanup. Family Friendly, all ages welcome.

Register here

Green Snoqualmie Partnership | 9 am-noon | 7401 Cottonwood Dr SE, Snoqualmie

Orca recovery starts at the top of the watershed. For those on the east side unable to make it out to the coast, join to steward one of the City of Snoqualmie’s community forests. We will be removing weeds and replanting with native trees and shrubs to ensure that these forests continue their important role of shading uplands and filtering water runoff that runs through.

Register here

Friends of North Creek Forest | 10 am-1 pm | 20598 112th Ave NE, Bothell

Whale Scout and Friends of North Creek Forest will host a planting event in Bothell. Join us afterwards to search for spawning salmon in nearby North Creek! Volunteers under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register here

City of Bellevue | 2:30 to 3:30pm | Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center (5808 Lakemont Blvd. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

Park Rangers at Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center will be leading educational events throughout October on the 13th, 19th, and 27th about Southern Resident Orcas. Participants will learn about our orca neighbors in the Sound and how they can help the endangered orcas starting right here in their own community.

Register here

World Relief Seattle | 9am to 12pm | 930 E. James St., Kent, WA 98031

Come join us at Hillside Paradise Parking Plots for the 2019 Orca Recovery Day to plant our rain gardens so they can more effectively capture harmful, polluting stormwater. Because of Kent’s increased urbanization, Mill Creek has experienced high amounts of stormwater-related flooding over the past years. Mill Creek connects to the Green River/Duamish and ultimately Puget Sound, carrying pollutants from the city and depositing them directly into Orca and salmon habitat. You can be a part of the solution by helping us plant our recently constructed rain gardens, increasing their ability to capture pollutants, alleviate local flooding issues, and reduce the contamination Orcas are subjected to. We will also be restoring a hillside with native species to reduce erosion and sedimentation of our local streams and rivers.

Register here

Stewardship Partners | 10am to 2pm | Changing Seasons Farm, 722 West Snoqualmie River Rd NE, Carnation, WA 98014

At this event, volunteers will help us maintain the restored riparian habitat at Changing Seasons Farm along the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Snoqualmie Valley. We’ll perform restoration site maintenance on past planting by clearing invasive plants, and plant native trees and shrubs. The project site may be located on relatively rough terrain and there is a fair amount of walking involved.

Register here

Puget SoundKeeper | 10am to 2pm | T-107 Park, 4500 Duwamish Trail, Seattle, WA

Puget Soundkeeper along with Alki Kayak Rentals will be taking groups on kayaks along the Duwamish River to pick up trash. There are 2 time frames to sign up for (10am to 12pm OR 12pm to 2pm).

Register here


Sea Discovery Center | 1:00 pm-4:00 pm | 18743 Front Street NE, Poulsbo

SEA Discovery Center is offering a 3-hour hands on lesson on Orcas for girl scouts on 10-19-19 from 1-4 pm.

Cost: $10-$15/scout.

Optional: Attend the Human Orca Mural as an action project from 4:30-5:30 pm at Raab Park.

Email to register

Clear Creek Trail Task Force | 10 am-2 pm | 9641 Levin Road, Silverdale

The Clear Creek Task Force is responsible for 8 miles of trail that flanks the riparian area on both sides of Clear Creek from Dyes Inlet north through urban Silverdale. The trail was built so the community could enjoy the salmon bearing creek and preserve and protect the riparian area. For 20 years now, this all volunteer task force has partnered with the community to remove invasives and plant natives along the shores of Dyes Inlet and Clear Creek. The Clear Creek Estuary monitoring project provides an opportunity for students and local citizens to expand their knowledge of healthy salmon habitat, while recording changes afforded through barrier removal, revegetation and invasive removal. Citizen Scientists have gathered data for five years on vegetation communities in the riparian area, removed invasive species and revegetated with native plants. On October 19, we will continue our quest to remove all invasives in the riparian area and revegetate with native plants.

Register here

Bainbridge Island Land Trust | 9 am-noon | Cougar Creek Preserve, Blakely Avenue Bainbridge Island

Plant native plants in areas of our Cougar Creek Preserve where Himalayan blackberry and ivy have been removed! This 15-acre preserve supports undeveloped forest habitat, wetlands and a seasonal fish stream.

Register here

Build a Human Orca Mural | 4:30-5:30 pm | Raab Park, 18349 Caldart Ave NE, Poulsbo

We need you! People will gather together to form the shape of an orca while a drone will take a photo from overhead. Join us for this impactful experience.


Citizens for a Healthy Bay | 10 am- noon | Mann Elementary School, 1002 S 52nd Street, Tacoma

Did you know that water flowing from storm drains often empties directly into Puget Sound, and carries with it chemicals that are toxic to orcas? Join us on Orca Recovery Day to help keep Tacoma’s waters clean by volunteering to glue storm drain markers to curbs with the “No Dumping, Drains to Puget Sound” message.

Register here

City of Tacoma | 11 am-3 pm | LeMay America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma

We will be doing a Don’t Drip and Drive event in conjunction with a Lights On! Event. We will be testing cars to see if they are leaking fluids. We will give resources regarding fixing the leaks to anyone who has a leaking vehicle.

No registration necessary

Defenders of Wildlife | (Time not listed) | Baker Middle School, 8001 S J St, Tacoma (meet in the north parking lot off of 80th street)

Join the Orcas Love Rain Gardens program and Baker Middle School to plant one of the school’s rain gardens. This project will capture and filter polluted stormwater runoff, which protects local waterways and the salmon that orcas rely on for food.

Email to register

Friends of Lake Kapowsin – FOLK | 10 am-1 pm | 29405 Orville Rd E, Kapowsin

Join Friends of Lake Kapowsin, Puget SoundCorps team, and DNR staff and the community to help restore at least 1 acre of riparian habitat along the shoreline of beautiful Lake Kapowsin!

Register here

Great Peninsula Conservancy | 9 am- noon | The corner of Rosedale St. and Ray Nash Drive, Gig Harbor

Removing Invasive plants and planting native plants to restore salmon habitat in Rosedale Estuary.

Email to register

Earthcorps | 10 am-2 pm | 1741 N Schuster Parkway, Tacoma

Orca Recovery Day is an opportunity to join EarthCorps and Pierce Conservation District to work to recover critically endangered Orca whales and restore native Salmon habitat. EarthCorps will be hosting a native tree and shrub planting event at Tahoma Salt Marsh on Commencement Bay in Tacoma, WA as part of the Commencement Bay Stewardship Collaborative to restore ecological integrity and salmon habitat.

Email to register


Forterra & Port of Tacoma | 9 am-noon | Gog Le Hi Te Wetlands, 1402 Lincoln Ave, Tacoma

Join Forterra and the Port of Tacoma at the Gog Le Hi Te wetlands restoration site to plant native trees and shrubs along the Puyallup River. Having a robust buffer of native plants between developed areas and wetlands filters out chemicals and sediment, cools water, and overall improves the habitat for orcas and their food: salmon. Gloves, tools, snacks, and instruction provided. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Register here

Pierce County Surface Water Management | (time not given) | Kopachuck State Park

Restoration event at Kopachuck State Park

Contact Jeff Barney for more event information,

Port of Tacoma

Information coming soon- contact Jenn Stebbings to learn more


San Juan County Land Bank | 10 am to 2 pm | Turtleback Mountain Preserve, Orcas Island

Come celebrate Orca Recovery Day 2019 with the Land Bank by planting Garry oak acorns and native prairie forbs at Turtleback Mountain Preserve. Meet at the South Turtleback Trailhead at 10 am on Saturday, October 19th. We’ll provide tools, drinks and snacks and will go until 2 pm. Please bring gloves.

Contact person for this event is

Register here

Snohomish Conservation District is partnering with the Snohomish County Marine Resource Committee, City of Mukilteo, Northwest Straits Foundation, Snohomish County Public Works, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, SeaWorld, Shell Puget Sound Refinery, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a free workshop and talk about the Southern Resident Killer Whales ahead of Orca Recovery Day.

Southern Resident Killer Whales: Will the Next Generation Survive? |
Wednesday, October 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) | Rosehill Community Center, Mukilteo

More information

Sound Salmon Solutions | 10am- 2 pm | Al Borlin Park, Monroe

Sound Salmon Solutions is hosting a native tree planting volunteer event on Saturday, October 19, 2019! Plant trees to save salmon & make a difference in the Snohomish Watershed for salmon, wildlife and people! Saturday, October 19, 2019 Al Borlin Park, Monroe, WA. Volunteers will plant native trees near the Skykomish River. Ages 5 & up recommended with parent/guardian. For more information & to RSVP: or (425) 252-6686.Special thanks to Department of Ecology for funding this project, and for planning & support from City of Monroe!

Register here

Whale Scout | 10am- 1pm | 20598 112th Ave NE, Bothell

Whale Scout and Friends of North Creek Forest will host a planting event in Bothell. Join us afterwards to search for spawning salmon in nearby North Creek! Volunteers under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register here

Green Everett Partnership | 9am – 12pm | Howarth Park (1127 Olympic Blvd, Everett, WA 98203)

Join the Green Everett Partnership at beautiful Howarth Park overlooking Puget Sound. We may get a chance to glimpse some orca as we work to weed and plant in upland forest habitat in the Pigeon Creek Number 2 watershed. This native forest is vital in shading and filtering water before it flows into Puget Sound.


Upper Columbia United Tribes | 10am to 2pm | Spokane, WA

Spokane River Cleanup and orca awareness


Nisqually Land Trust | 9 am – noon | 21742 Hobson Rd SE, Yelm

We will be cleaning up this site in preparation for winter planting.

Register here

Nisqually Reach Nature Center | noon – 4 pm | 4949 D Milluhr Dr NR, Olympia 

Our volunteers will participate in ORCA related outreach and education with a presentation and research fish seine on the beach connecting the importance of habitat and fish population. This will be followed by a appreciation ceremony for our volunteers. We have 130 active volunteers.

Email to register


Sunlight Shores Community | 9am-noon | Sunlight Shores in Freeland

The Sunlight Shores community will host a work party to do their second native plant shoreline planting as part of a voluntary conservation project they began in early 2019.

Register here

Northwest Straits | 9am-noon | Cornet Bay, North Whidbey

Cornet Bay weed removal work party.

Register here

Central Westcoast Forest Society | 10am to 12pm | Centennial Creek in Tofino, BC

Centennial Creek Tree Planting: People will join us for a morning of tree planting at the newly constructed rain garden on Centennial Creek in Tofino, BC. Participants will learn about riparian habitat and water quality as it relates to salmon health and Orca populations.

Registration: coming soon

Napa County Resource Conservation District | 11am to 4pm | Oak Avenue (between Adams St. and Spring St., St Helena, CA

Come visit our booth at the St. Helena Harvest Festival.

Email with any questions.

MidCoast Watersheds Council and Whale and Dolphin Conservation | 9:45 am – 2 pm |  Upper Yaquina Watershed (near Eddyville, Oregon)

Meet at the Eddyville Post Office at 9:45am to caravan to the site (about 15 minutes away).  Join the MidCoast Watersheds Council and Whale and Dolphin Conservation in removing invasive Himalayan blackberry and planting native species in the Upper Yaquina Watershed to support salmon and orca recovery.  The MidCoast Watersheds Council has been working in the Upper Yaquina Watershed since 2007, focusing on outreach to landowners and increasing access to cold water in the Yaquina’s tributary streams.  Today, monitoring and maintenance continues on all 7 acres of riparian planting.

 RSVP with ari@midcoastwc.org

Friends of Tryon Creek | 9am to 12pm | 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland

Tryon Eco Crew: Here at Tryon Creek there is a long tradition of community lead park stewardship. You can join these efforts to maintain and improve the park by volunteering for Eco Crew. Volunteer tasks include trail maintenance and invasive plant removal (like mulching, brush clearing, and pulling ivy.) Activities include a mile hike, working off trail in uneven terrain in all weather conditions. Led by Friends of Tryon Creek, instruction, gloves and tools are always provided.

Register here

North Clackamas Watersheds Council | 10am to 2pm | In Gladstone, OR, near Glen Echo

Olson Wetlands Restoration for Healthy Streams: Volunteers will remove invasive plants, set erosion control fabric, and plant seeds to restore a wetland in a low-income housing area. Olson wetlands is a critical wetlands in Gladstone, OR, near the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers. This project also provides social and human health benefits (tree cover, shade, and access to a healthy environment) for low income residents that too often to not share in the benefits of healthy streams.

Register here

Luckiamute Watershed Council | 10am to 2pm | Riverview Park, Independence, OR just north of the footbridge

Ash Creek Willow Staking: Partner with the City of Independence to host a volunteer event along Ash Creek. The City is working on a construction project (pump replacement) along Ash Creek and to disturb the banks and remove plants from part of the restoration area. LWC staff and project manager will harvest locally sourced live cuttings and volunteers will install the cuttings in the disturbed site to re-establish the riparian area and protect the disturbed soils. The location is just upstream of the mouth of Ash Creek, where Ash Creek meets the Willamette River.

Register here

The Wetlands Conservancy | 9am-12pm | Alsea Bay, OR

Join us on October 19th for a special event that is part of a collaborative initiative that brings together conservation organizations working on water quality and salmon recovery throughout the NW. Together we will work to remove invasive ivy and yellow flag iris from the tidal marsh on The Wetlands Conservancy Starr Creek and Oxbow preserves in Alsea Bay. The ivy is impacting our shade producing trees and is in desperate need of removal. We will also gather debris and trash that is in the marsh to intercept it before it enters the ocean.

Register here

Thanks to our great partner organizations

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