Yearly Archives: 2020


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Fall in the Nisqually watershed typically means busfuls of school children coming out to the banks of local streams and rivers to engage in real world science and community service by planting trees. This year, of course, students are mostly learning from home and field trips are on hold. But […]

We have 3,000 trees to plant this year. Can you ...



NRF Executive Director Justin Hall took on an ambitious project this spring against a well-known invasive plant that gardeners and conservationists battle all over the region: Himalayan blackberry! With the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 pandemic keeping me at home I decided it was time to tackle the Himalayan blackberry problem […]

Invasive species removal starts at home!




All of us at the Nisqually River Foundation are holding our local and worldwide communities in our thoughts as we take emergency steps to protect health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. Like most of you, we’re adapting our routines and services for this new reality. Your support for our […]

COVID-19 Responses and Resources


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As we are all being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to provide educational activities for students to do from home in order to continue their learning during this difficult time. Below is a list of activities that can be done in accordance with social distancing recommendations. Some of […]

Activities for School Closures



Spying on Squirrels!  Have you seen a squirrel yet today?  Chances are, if you’re in the South Puget Sound region, you have!  If you haven’t, it may just take a couple of minutes looking out your closest window. They’re everywhere! And they are incredibly fun and entertaining, as you can […]

Stay At Home Activity – Spying on Squirrels!


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In preparation for the 28th Annual Student GREEN Congress, we asked students to create posters addressing water quality and empowering people to make a positive change in their watershed. This year’s Congress has been cancelled in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, so to honor the students and their hard work […]

Water Quality Posters


“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer In the field of environmental education and natural resources protection, what really drives progress is partners from near and far coming together to share resources and learn together. Experiences like […]

Environmental Justice and Building Connections