We will be planting native trees and shrubs along the bank of the creek, which is home to coho, chum and threatened steelhead salmon. Salmon need cold, clean, and clear water which is heavily impacted by what plants are along the river or creek. These plants will provide a healthier riparian zone that is much more adept at providing critical services that improves water quality, like shading, bank stabilization, and filtering pollutants from runoff.
Parking is available at the Mount Baker High School at 4936 Deming Rd, Deming. Please show up between 8:45-9:45 am to get signed in and grab a short shuttle ride to the restoration site. Shuttling between the parking and restoration site will run throughout the event. All tools, gloves, and instructions needed to volunteer with us will be available at the event. We also provide coffee and water, and there are restrooms onsite. You just need to bring weather-appropriate clothing, close-toed shoes, and water bottle
If you would like to carpool from Bellingham, we have some seats available! The shuttle will leave NSEA’s campus on Bakerview Rd at 8:30am and return after the work party ends around 12:30 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.