On Saturday October 4th we had the pleasure of again hosting what is becoming the annual, "Whale Scout - Helpin' Out" work party along with Evergreen Karate and Jujitsu of Bothell.
Bryan Alvarez is the head Jiu Jitsu instructor at Evergreen Karate and Jiu Jitsu in Bothell. He has been training for nearly a decade and is thrilled to see the school move to its new location on Main Street. He loves teaching and getting the kids involved in outside-the-dojo activities, such as Whale Scout Helpin' Out! This is the second time their organization has joined us as well. Evergreen Karate and Jiujitsu is a family school teaching an assortment of martial arts classes to adults and children of all ages and experience levels.
It's a big job but 1.5 acres of weeds have now been converted to highly diverse wildlife habitat. It take a community to do this.
Toward the end of the event we went over to North Creek to see the returning Sockeye salmon. The connection between the forest, the salmon and the whales was in full view.
Whitney is in the foreground. It's pretty clear she is enjoying the event she created.
Several people didn't make it into the group photo. All totaled we had 32 people working on the site. Nice work everyone. Thank you!