Nisqually Stream Stewards Volunteer Opportunities

To complete your certification, Stream Stewards are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer service. We will email you throughout the year with opportunities to volunteer around the watershed. Email the contact person listed under each event to sign up or for more information. Afterwards, you can report your hours when you get your monthly email from

Stream Stewards who fulfill their 40 hours receive recognition at the following year’s Nisqually Watershed Festival and have the opportunity to share their experience on our blog to inspire future Stewards!

Upcoming Events:

3/15/18 — Eye On Nature Training

Two training times: 9:00am-12:00pm OR 1:00pm-4:00pm, BFJNNWR

Learn everything you need to know to lead Eye On Nature field trips this spring! Eye on Nature brings over 700 under-served students to the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge for a day of fun and learning about birding and learn about ethnobotany. There will be 14 field trips from April through June, so come to the training and stay tuned for field trip volunteer sign-ups soon!

Sign up by contacting April Roe:

3/22/18 — Student GREEN Congress

Shifts available 7:30am-3:00pm, The Evergreen State College

The Nisqually River Education Project and South Sound GREEN are looking for volunteers throughout the day on Thursday, 3/22 to help out with Student GREEN Congress, a 400-student event at The Evergreen State College. Volunteer needs range from greeting students to helping set up rooms, direct traffic, and helping run technology for student presentations.

Sign up:

4/21/18 — Nisqually River Cleanup

Shifts available all day at McKenna Park, Nisqually Park, and 6th Avenue WDFW Water Access Site

The Washington Kayak Club, Washington Recreational River Runners, and Paddle Trail Canoe Club are partnering with the Nisqually River Council on a cleanup on the Nisqually between McKenna Park and 6th Avenue on April 21. To participate in the cleanup itself, you must be an experienced boater with your own equipment for safely floating these sections of the river. We also need land-based volunteers at the launch and landing sites to run registration, answer questions, man first aid stations, and collect the trash from the boaters!

Sign up: