This week’s blog post features a 2015 Nisqually Stream Steward graduate, Warren Bergh, who has in just 6 months completed the 40-hours of Community Service we request from participants! Warren has participated in:
- Eatonville Salmon Fest,
- NatureMapping with our partners from Northwest Trek at Powell Creek,
- Tree planting/habitat restoration at Ohop Creek with our partners from Nisqually Land Trust,
- Salmon Watching, which gives the Nisqually Indian Tribe data on current salmon runs in the watershed,
- Water Quality Monitoring Days with 5th graders from Yelm,
- and lending a hand at our 24th Annual Student GREEN Congress!
Here’s what he has had to say about his experience with Nisqually Stream Stewards (NSS):
- It was easy when it was so enjoyable.
What was the best part of the NSS course for you?
- I have much more knowledge about restoration, maintenance, and preservation of the ecosystem.
- Networking with people who are interested in the same goals
- An appreciation of the work the groups and individuals who manage the Nisqually river projects
- Surprise- I enjoyed working with 5th graders!
- The great group of presenters at the classes
- The wide variety of field trips and hands on activities
Any advice for future NSS?
- Volunteer as much as you can.
- Step out of your comfort zone and participate in a variety of activities.
Thank you, Warren, for making the Nisqually Watershed, and the world, a better place!
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