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Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
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Project Title:
The Nooksack River Stewards Program
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2018
Project Description:

The Nooksack River Stewards Program provides watershed education to residents, visitors, and recreational users of the Nooksack River, which benefits water quality and habitat for native fish. This program fills a need in Whatcom County to build comradery between upriver and downriver residents, and promotes an understanding of our collective watershed. Through innovative, collaborative outreach, the Nooksack River Stewards Program creates education and outreach for all ages to learn about river ecology, native anadromous fish, and the various ways to minimize negative impacts on the Nooksack River while enjoying this special place. New additions to the program this season include offering unique citizen science and service-based project opportunities. Through strategic partnerships, these opportunities provide a critical connection between local scientific research and river clean-up efforts by directly addressing upstream [Nooksack River] activities that impact water quality for the greater Puget Sound watershed.