NOSC, tribe seeking help planting trees near Dungeness River

The North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC) and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe are seeking volunteers to help plant native trees along a new side channel on the Dungeness River this month.

Sign up to plant trees on Saturday, Feb. 18, or Sunday, Feb. 19, between 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

RSVPs are required and driving directions will be provided upon signing up. Find more information and RSVP at

Events are family-friendly. Attendees are asked to arrive by 10 a.m. for orientation and are welcome to leave early. There will be a site tour at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about the project and its benefits to salmon.

Tools and gloves will be provided, though volunteers are welcome to bring their own. Bring warm, waterproof clothes and boots, water and a lunch. Snacks, tea and are coffee provided.

Merchandise will be available at the beginning of the event, during the midday break, and after the site tour by cash or check only.

NOSC is working with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, who recently finished construction of a side channel on the Dungeness River — a project that created nearly 1,000 feet of off-channel habitat for salmon.

The coalition is aiming to plant nearly 12,000 trees this winter. In January, 69 volunteers joined NOSC for a weekend of planting. Together, they were able to get more than 1,000 native trees and shrubs in the ground.

For more information, call 360-504-5611 or email to