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At the Nisqually River Foundation, we believe that local collaboration and lifelong learning are the keys to a sustainable future. For over 15 years, our education and outreach efforts have connected thousands of people to the spectacular lands and waters of the Nisqually Watershed, from Mount Rainier to Puget Sound. […]

Celebrate Community Giving with Give Local 2020


My name is Maya, and I’m the Americorps member for the Nisqually River Education Project for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 service terms. The NREP cycles through many seasonal activities in a year, and this week’s fall colors and brisk air are signaling the start of tree planting season. Tree planting […]

Why I Plant Trees


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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!