Over 6,000 Trees Planted on the Hoko River!

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DSCN1769Wednesday, 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:

DSCN1781Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition and Roy Morris

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.

DSCN1820Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

provided tribal staff and a WCC planting crew with a tireless work ethic.


Makah Tribe


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

Photo by Kristen A. Schroeder

Photo by Kristen A. Schroeder


Green Crow Timber

donated 300 Sitka spruce seedlings.


SDSCN1777talwart NOSC Volunteers

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!

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3 Responses

  1. Mary Ann Deuth says:

    I would like to carpool if anyone has room. I have a small car and could only take 1 person.

    • NOSC says:

      Hi Mary Ann! Please give me a call to the office to coordinate a ride; we have several cars going from different locations. 360.379.8051; Ask for Reed. Thanks!

  2. Rebecca says:

    What a huge success! Thanks to all of the people and organizations who contributed to this memorable day!

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