Sound Salmon Solutions conduct next Qwuloolt Marsh tree-planting Nov. 5
November 1, 2011 · 2:31 AM
MARYSVILLE — Sound Salmon Solutions will partner with the Tulalip Tribes and the city of Marysville to continue their Qwuloolt Marsh restoration with a tree-planting on Nov. 5.
This event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and continue the hard work accomplished by volunteers at the Sept. 23-24 Days of Caring with the United Way of Snohomish County.
The Qwuloolt Estuary project is a nationally-recognized estuarine restoration. The Qwuloolt Marsh — Qwuloolt means "marsh" in the Lushootseed language — is adjacent to Ebey Slough and lies within the Snohomish River floodplain near Marysville. According to Kurt Nelson of the Tulalip Tribes and Josh Fitzpatrick of the Army Corps of Engineers, the project is one of the largest estuarine habitats to be restored in Puget Sound, second only to the Nisqually Delta.
Volunteers and Sound Salmon Solutions staff will plant native species over an area of the marsh. Volunteers will have the chance to learn about native plant identification, salmon and their habitat, estuarine systems, and the site's history as part of the only remaining 17 percent of the Snohomish Estuary.
For more information, contact Kristin Marshall, habitat restoration program manager for Sound Salmon Solutions, at 425-252-6686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for this event, contact Michele Harmeling, volunteer coordinator for Sound Salmon Solutions, at 425-252-6686 or email@example.com.