Nisqually Sustainable

Support local businesses that are taking action to protect our community’s waters and natural resources.

  • NISQUALLY SUSTAINABLE is a program of the Nisqually River Council open to local businesses which are working towards a more sustainable future.
  • NISQUALLY SUSTAINABLE assists and promotes local businesses who protect and value local resources and communities.

The service area for this program encompasses all of the Nisqually Watershed, including the communities of Ashford, Elbe, Mineral, Eatonville, McKenna, Roy, Yelm, , and portions of  Fort Lewis, Graham, Lacey, DuPont, and Rainier.

Businesses can participate in the NISQUALLY SUSTAINABLE program by obtaining an approved 3rd party certification, such as Salmon-Safe, EnviroStars, or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Discover how two local business owners chose Salmon-Safe practices in the Nisqually watershed.

John Adam of Stringtown Cellars and Lavender Farm in Eatonville, WA:


Kelan Moynagh of Yelm Earthworm and Castings Farm in Yelm, WA:

If a business doesn’t qualify for one of the programs listed above, NISQUALLY SUSTAINABLE program staff will work with the business owners and/or managers directly to assess the current status of resource use and identify opportunities and strategies for healthful improvements.  The Resource Review List is the primary tool used for this component of the program, and includes the following focus areas:

  • Water Pollution Prevention
  • Water Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Waste Reduction
  • Community and Local Economy


Through participation in this program, local businesses gain access to technical advice on conservation and sustainability, marketing assistance and the support of the Nisqually River Council.

By purchasing goods and services from NISQUALLY SUSTAINABLE businesses, consumers know that they are supporting a local, environmentally conscious business that is working to preserve the Nisqually Watershed.  Money spent at locally-owned businesses directly benefit the community.


Yelm Earthworm and Castings Farm
14741 Lawrence Lake Road SE, Yelm, WA

Sojak Insurance
122 McNaught Street, Roy, WA

Whittaker Mountaineering
30027 SR 706E, Ashford, WA

Wellspring Spa & Retreat
54922 Kernahan Road E, Ashford, WA

Rain Dog Designs
PO Box 231, Eatonville, WA 98328
360.339.8487 or 253.459.3539

Cedar Loft Cabin at Mount Rainier
PO Box 114, Ashford, WA 98304

Eatonville Outdoor
101 Mashell Ave. S, Eatonville, WA

Black Star Feed, LLC.
128 Washington Avenue N, Eatonville, WA

Holly Hut
129 Washington Avenue N, Eatonville, WA

Mountain Community Co-op
105 Carter Street, Eatonville, WA

The Hershey Farm
33514 Mount Tahoma Canyon Road, Ashford, WA

Deep Forest Cabins
33823 State Route 706 East, Ashford, WA

Stringtown Lavender Farm & Winery
39610 Eatonville Cut-off Road, Eatonville, WA

Mt. Rainier at Mineral Lake Lodge
195 Mineral Hill Road, Mineral, WA

Stone Creek Lodge at Mt. Rainier
38624 Washington 706 East, Ashford, WA

Whitaker Motel and Historic Bunkhouse
30205 Washington 706 East, Ashford, WA 98304

Nisqually Valley Farms and Brewery
Coming Soon to Lacey, WA

Pigman’s Organic Produce Patch
10633 Steilacoom Road SE, Olympia, WA

Pet Pruners Grooming
110 Mashell Ave N, Eatonville, WA

Arrow Lumber
388 Center Street E, Eatonville, WA

Eatonville NAPA Auto Parts
105 Center Street E, Eatonville, WA

Left Foot Farm
31510 44th Ave E, Eatonville, WA

Kirks Pharmacy
104 Mashell Ave N, Eatonville, WA

Enroll Your Business Now!

All locally-owned businesses in the Nisqually Watershed that are interested in improving their sustainability are eligible to participate in NISQUALLY SUSTAINABLE. Discover our comprehensive program resources and tips, and opportunities to connect with other participating businesses.  You can sign up anytime, so let’s get started!

Please call us at 360.438.8715 or email to enroll or find out more about the program.

This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement 96065401-0 to the Nisqually River Foundation. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.