Over 30 volunteers came together on a rainy Saturday to plant over 300 native plants along 325 feet of Parr Creek shoreline that flows through the Bothell Business Park in an effort to help our struggling salmon and orca populations. This is just one of over 70 events across the West Coast organized by Conservation Districts and partner organizations for Orca Recovery Day.
The City of Bothell, King Conservation District, and a KCD Washington Conservation Corp restoration crew collaborated together on this day of stewardship. Within just four hours, over 300 native trees and shrubs were planted alongside Parr Creek. Although it was a chilly, wet day, volunteers were ready to get their hands dirty. One volunteer used the event as a volunteer birthday party! Communities were able to connect to the land and learn more about the complex systems orca recovery depends on, and actions they can take to help. At the end of the day, volunteers were given reusable bamboo utensils to promote every day sustainable practices.
Cly Samson, KCD Community Agriculture Program Coordinator