The Nisqually Stream Stewards is a group of volunteers of all ages, who are interested in restoring habitat for wildlife and particularly salmon, throughout the Nisqually Watershed, from the Nisqually delta to Mt. Rainier. Each year we offer the Stre... Read more
The Nisqually Stream Stewards is a group of volunteers of all ages, who are interested in restoring habitat for wildlife and particularly salmon, throughout the Nisqually Watershed, from the Nisqually delta to Mt. Rainier. Each year we offer the Stream Stewards course during June and July, which explores important topics such as geology, ecology, and the different habitats within the Nisqually watershed. We also train our volunteers to help us record salmon spawning activities, collect water quality samples and stream bug samples, help install native trees and shrubs at restoration sites in the watershed, as well as offer assistance to volunteers if they wish to organize activities in their own neighborhoods.
The Nisqually Stream Stewards supports the salmon recovery program and restoration activities of the Nisqually Indian Tribe's natural resources department.
The Nisqually Stream Stewards partners with and supports several organizations that focus their activities on salmon habitat restoration within the Nisqually Watershed. These organizations are involved in a variety of activities including habitat restoration and planting, salmon carcass tossing, water quality data collection, K-12 and adult education community activities. If you are interested in volunteering to assist in these important efforts, we can find a place for you!
Throw a frozen fish in the rivers to feed birds and other fish, on a cold day in winter, with people around you who want to save what we have, What could be more rewarding? My life's roadmap has changed now after this course. I see the eco-land much more in detail now. I know how it works.
I think this is the coolest thing I have ever done, not just for myself, but for the world.
I selected the Stream Stewards to volunteer with two years ago and it was a life changing experience. The program provides detailed training and numerous activities and events for you to participate in focusing on the importance of community involvement in the restoration effort of the Nisqually watershed and Salmon habits. While I volunteered I also attended college and began to take my interest in the restoration effort a step further by selecting courses that would compliment the work I did as a volunteer. The end result for me was a decision to now apply for the Masters in Environmental Studies program at Evergreen State College. The stream steward program is an volunteer opportunity that gives you a chance to make a difference.
" I love stream stewards, I am so grateful to have such a meaningful way to demonstrate to young people the positive impacts we humans can have on our environment. The Stream Stewards shows me that the dreams I have for our water and our earth can come true. I share your story wherever I go.
Thanks for the work you do.
by Don P. from Olympia, WA
(Administrator for this Organization)(2010-09-15 12:23:06.0)
This organization fosters individual, family, and community involvement in salmon recovery restoration work such as installation of native trees and shrubs, environmental education workshops, trainings, and other events. Volunteering for this organization leaves one with a positive feeling of making a real difference for the environment and salmon recovery.