Whale Scout Helpin’ Out the Skagit River Salmon and the Resident Orca Population
May 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Increasing killer whale prey base by creating rearing habitat for salmon in the upper Skagit River was identified by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation as one of four projects benefitting endangered killer whales to receive funding in 2016. Come work behind the scenes growing native plants in the nursery for this major project. These plants will help increase food availability during critical times of the year for orcas. We’ll be weeding and carefully tending to small plants!
Date: May 20th
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group Native Plant Nursery (21109 Kelleher Road, Burlington, WA 98233)
“Creating Rearing Habitat for Juvenile Salmon in the Upper Skagit River helps provide a key food source for orca populations. These efforts also support healthy salmon populations in the watershed, while benefiting dozens of other native species and providing important recreational benefits to local communities and sustaining a key cultural resource for Tribes,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe.