Over 6,000 Trees Planted on the Hoko River!
Wednesday, February 19 was a day to remember on the Hoko River. A tremendous turnout of over 70 participants installed over 6,000 plants (primarily willow, with several hundred dogwood and Sitka spruce) along 1,500’ of river bank. We had phenomenal weather and smiles all around.
The success of this event was the result of a wide-ranging collaboration between many project partners who share a vision of restored fish habitat on the West End of the Olympic Peninsula:
worked tirelessly to gather and prepare an abundance of willow cuttings.
Washington State Parks
allowed us to plant the site, coordinated site logistics and provided a porta potty.
provided tribal staff and a WCC planting crew with a tireless work ethic.
sent many tribal staff to assist with plantings and shared local knowledge of the area.
Friends of Hoko River State Park
Thank you for looking after this great piece of land and bringing out your volunteers!
Crescent and Clallam Bay High Schools
provided energetic and capable student volunteers
Green Crow Timber
donated 300 Sitka spruce seedlings.
several of whom traveled all the way from Port Townsend and Port Angeles, and one even took the day off work to join in!
Check out a Map of Planting Site and stop by this public State Park property to see these plants leaf out this spring!