Nisqually Watershed Festival


Join us for a FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY celebration of the Nisqually Watershed community!

Saturday, September 29th, 2018
10am to 4pm
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

2018 Poster Contest Best In Show: “Save the Salmon”

Sydney Skaulem, 5th grade, Olympic Elementary School

The 29th Annual Nisqually Watershed Festival is an annual celebration of nature featuring art, discovery, music and family fun. This year’s festival will include a number of displays from local organizations, walking tours, the Insect Extravaganza, a salmon barbecue and other great coffee and food options. Be sure to bring your own t-shirt to the festival to make a fish print with a Nisqually salmon!

Join us for these family friendly activities:

  • Paint a wood fish to decorate next year’s festival
  • Make a salmon lifecycle keychain
  • Paint a salmon to make a paper print or a t-shirt (bring your own or buy one at the festival!)
  • See a live raptor show
  • Learn about hiking do’s and don’ts from the Olympia Mountaineers
  • See a real eagle’s nest
  • Tour the Insect Extravaganza hall to learn about the fascinating world of bugs
  • Take a tour of the Nisqually nearshore
  • And much, much more!!

Festival parking will be at River Ridge High School, 350 River Ridge Drive, Lacey, with a free shuttle to the Refuge running every 15 minutes.

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Y2gN Handicapped parking will be available at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Rd, Olympia.

For more information, contact:
Ashley Von Essen, Nisqually Indian Tribe
Office: (360) 456.5221 Ext. 2145

To volunteer, contact:
Peter Yager, Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
email: peter_yager@fws.gov