Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day on Butler Creek

11/10/18 - 09:00 am

 

Orca recovery day

Restoration Workparty on Butler Creek

Hosted by Whatcom Conservation District, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement & Whatcom Land Trust

Nov 10th, 2018 9am-Noon

 6000 North Star Road, Ferndale WA, 98248

Join this family-friendly event, designed for everyday people to help address the known factors that directly impact the health of our local orca whale population. Puget Sound’s Southern Resident Killer Whales are critically endangered. The single biggest threat to our local orca whales is lack of their primary food source, Salmon! 80% of the orca diet is salmon, and because of loss of habitat and increasing pollution, local salmon populations are a fraction of what they used to be. Join Whatcom Land Trust, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, and Whatcom Conservation District in improving riparian cover and enhancing salmon habitat on Nov 10th!

This ~20-acre piece of hidden paradise is located just northeast of Lake Terrell. The previously farmed property contains a mix of meadows, small wetlands, about 1/3 mile of Butler Creek, and an alder-dominated forest. Join Whatcom Land Trust, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, and Whatcom Conservation District in improving riparian habitat by planting various trees along Butler Creek and protecting them from beavers and deer browse.

Directions: From Bellingham, head North on Interstate 5 and take the exit for Main Street (Exit 262). Turn right onto W Axton Road/Main Street and continue on for 4.5 miles, the road will become Mountain View Road. Turn right onto North Star Road, and there will be field parking half a mile further on the right hand side. NSEA will then shuttle you to the site.

All ages are welcome! Bring your friends, your family and your enthusiasm and we'll see you at the creek!

Any unaccompanied volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a completed Liability Release Form to each work party.

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY NSEA!!

We’ll bring tools, materials and gloves (we have glove sizes between XS and XL)

THINGS FOR YOU TO REMEMBER:

•When you arrive, check in at the blue NSEA tent. Also, for your safety and comfort, please wear: 

•sturdy shoes to  protect your toes

•long pants that  you don't mind getting dirty

•weather appropriate clothing to stay warm and dry

 

Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1466525206783271/

 

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