Nisqually Stream Stewards


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Nisqually Stream Stewards 2018 is in session from August-September.

View the Class Schedule

See what previous Stream Stewards are up to in the watershed

The Nisqually Stream Stewards (NSS) is a program offered by the Nisqually Indian Tribe and Nisqually River Council, who recognize that long-lasting restoration and stewardship will only come about through community-based efforts.

NSS is a free class open to anyone interested in learning about the Nisqually Watershed. We offer more than 40 hours of training, hands-on experience, and behind-the-scenes field trips around the watershed, in exchange for 40 hours of volunteer time. During the class, participants have the opportunity to meet new people, discover new places, and network with natural resources professionals from Mount Rainier National Park to the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, and everywhere in between. Discover volunteer and citizen science opportunities offered by the Nisqually Land Trust, Nisqually River Council, Nisqually River Education Project, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Northwest Trek and many more.

A sample of volunteer opportunities include:20150926_101055_resized copy

  • Tree planting projects
  • Salmon Watcher training
  • NatureMapping
  • Salmon carcass tossing
  • Nisqually Land Trust site stewards
  • Leading student field trips
  • Interested in other topics? Let us know! We’ll try to help match you with your interests!

More information, including class presentations, a recommended reading list, and class schedule, is available on the Nisqually Stream Stewards Resources Page.

Join the Nisqually Stream Stewards and help take care of your local streams!

Registration for NSS 2018 is closed, but contact us for public volunteer events and to get involved next year. Participation is free and annual class sizes are limited to 30 people. Although the class is open to people of all ages, we ask that participants under 16 years old are accompanied by an adult. For more information, email streamstewards@nisquallyriver.org or call 360-438-8715. You can also like us on Facebook for all the latest Nisqually news!