Volunteers plant trees to help salmon

KING 5's Dan Cassuto reports.

KENMORE, Wash. -- Hundreds of new trees and shrubs will be growing along Swamp Creek in Kenmore.

Volunteers spent Saturday morning canoeing to an area near Squires Landing Park to help plant trees that will help restore the area for salmon.

"The fish population has dwindled considerably because of poor land use practices. People have caused a lot of the problems. What's really nice about today is people are part of the solution," says Tom Murdoch, with the Adopt-a-Stream Foundation.

The goal is to establish native plants in an area overgrown with invasive reed canary grass.

Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board funds help purchase the trees and shrubs that were planted. 

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