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Want to learn how to be a salmon recovery volunteer in the Nisqually watershed, while learning why its such a unique and special place?

A free Nisqually Stream Stewards training is being offered by the Nisqually Tribe and the Nisqually River Council in an upcoming series of classes beginning Wednesday, June 3rd.
Weekly classes will take place on Wednesday or Thursday until late July with five additional Saturday field trips.

The classes will cover a variety of topics, including watershed hydrology and ecosystems, salmon of the Nisqually and their habitat needs, water quality and stream health and the cultural history of the Nisqually Tribe.

In exchange for the free training participants are asked to pledge 40 hours of volunteer service, which may be in on-going watershed education and restoration projects or projects of their own.

Volunteers for the Nisqually Stream Stewards Program pitch in on local salmon projects such as removing invasive grass from stream channels, planting trees along stream banks, monitoring stream health and returning salmon carcasses into streams.

For more information or to register for the training, contact: Don Perry, Nisqually Stream Stewards Coordinator, Nisqually Tribe Natural Resources Department, dperry@nwifc.org, (360) 438-8687 Ext 2143.

Posted by Steve on May 30, 2009 at 5:03 am | Permalink

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