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Want to support local efforts to connect kids with nature? Then mark your calendars for the evening of Tuesday January 23 and join us for our annual Eye On Nature fundraiser at the family-friendly Fish Tale Brew Pub in downtown Olympia (515 Jefferson St SE, Olympia, WA 98501). The fun begins at 5:00PM! Eye […]

Eye On Nature Fundraiser


On October 19th,​ 47 classes with more than 900 students participated in Water Quality Monitoring Day in the Nisqually Watershed. Each class monitors for 8 basic WQ Parameters: Dissolved Oxygen, Temperature, Fecal Coliform, pH, Turbidity, Nitrates, Total Solids, and Biochemical Oxygen Demand. These test results are shared with local, county, […]

River Education Adventures


It’s Giving Tuesday, a time for celebrating community resources and supporting causes important to you as we head into the holiday season. The Nisqually River Foundation works to make the Nisqually Watershed a more sustainable place, and the generosity of our wonderful community members helps make this work possible. We’d […]

Support Nisqually River Foundation for Giving Tuesday!



The 2017 Nisqually Stream Stewards celebrated graduation on September 30 at the Nisqually Watershed Festival. Over eight weeks in August and September, our 20 Stream Stewards have taken part in classes, field trips, and hands-on trainings with organizations from around the Nisqually community. The Stream Stewards program combines environmental education […]

2017 Stream Stewards Graduation


Welcome to our Washington Service Corps member, Brandon Bywater! Brandon comes to us from the Chicago area, and has already led Nearshore field trips, trained volunteers, and taught water quality monitoring lessons with over 20 classes around the watershed. I am an Environmental Educator working with the Nisqually River Education […]

Meet Brandon!


  Join us on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge for the annual Nisqually Watershed Festival!  The Watershed Festival is an annual celebration featuring art, discovery, music and family fun. This year’s festival will include a number of displays from local organizations, walking tours, the […]

Nisqually Watershed Festival 2017



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We are excited to be welcoming some new staff this month. Today, meet Emily McCartan, our new Nisqually River Council Program Coordinator, and stay tuned for more introductions this week! Hello Nisqually! Over the last ten years, I’ve worked in education outreach and public policy with a wide variety of […]

Welcome, Emily!



Calling all volunteers! Do you enjoy meeting new people? Getting your hands dirty and making a difference? Just want to learn more about the Nisqually Watershed? Nisqually Stream Stewards is a program of the Nisqually River Council and Nisqually Indian Tribe. During the class, you’ll visit Mount Rainier National Park, […]

Nisqually Stream Stewards – Now enrolling!