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 40+ hours of training, 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, Northwest Trek and many more.
A sample of volunteer opportunities include:
- Tree planting projects
- Salmon Watcher training
- 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 stream
Registration for the 2017 NSS class will open in June. The class is limited to the first 30 people who sign up, and begins on Tuesday August 8. To confirm your space, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360.438.0815.
NSS meets on Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30PM and on several Saturdays. The 2016 class begins on August 8 and ends on September 30th at the Nisqually Watershed Festival. Saturday trips vary in length, but generally run for half a day. Although the class is open to people of all ages, we ask that participants under 16 years old are accompanied by an adult.