Following the expertise of the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, volunteers turned out on Saturday with shovels, boots and gloves to plant native plants in a 2 block section of the Peabody Creek watershed in Port Angeles. Feiro has been working in that section, cleaning trash, building trails, removing invasive species and planting natives species for several years. Saturday’s plantings included salmonberry, Nootka rose, nine bark, grand fir, spruce and hemlock bushes and trees.
Fifth grade students will soon travel those trails learning more about this unique watershed, that begins in Olympic National Park and travels through the city to reach the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Port Angeles Harbor. Along the way, the students take water quality measurements, make visual observations and ponder what kinds of engineering and everyday stewardship solutions they could implement to help salmon thrive in Peabody Creek.