NSEA Sponsors Bud Anderson Raptor Class
5 classes with a one day long field trip throughout Skagit County
Thursday evenings - January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6
CLick HERE for more info!
Thank you Bellingham Food Cooperative for attending our Earth Day restoration work party and documenting this special day through a video.
We appreciate our community so much!
The Nooksack River Basin has all 5 species of Pacific salmon: Chinook salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, pink salmon, and sockeye salmon.
- Chinook are the largest Pacific salmon species and can reach up to 135 pounds!
- Coho have the nickname silver salmon because they retain their silvery ocean color longer than any other salmon species after entering fresh water.
- In 2012, 1,533 Whatcom County students spent 18,791 hours participating in NSEA educational programs.
- In 2012, 121 streamside habitat restoration work parties were held. 2,311 volunteers donated 6,508 hours to streamside work parties!
Pacific salmon have disappeared from about 40% of their historical breeding ranges in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California over the last century, and many remaining populations are severely depressed in areas where they were formerly abundant.