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Make A Difference with NSEA!

Thanks to the 146 (+) volunteers who helped us plant over 1,700 native shrubs and trees at the new Ferndale Public Library in Ferndale for Make A Difference Day 2014!!

NEXT WORK PARTY: Nov. 1st at Squalicum Creek
9:00am-12:00pm, meet at Cornwall Park (3424 Meridian St.). Tools, gloves, tasty treats & coffee provided--dress for the weather and bring your friends and family!

Questions? Contact or give us a call!

Join NSEA naturalists on salmon viewing tours! 
Saturday Nov. 1, 12noon - 3pm @ Maritime Heritage Park
Saturday Nov. 15 12noon-3pm @ Arroyo Park
Need more info? Call 360-715-0283 X105 or check out our Facebook Page!

Teachers - Sign up today for the Students for Salmon Program

Students for Salmon Program

What is is like to be a Student for Salmon? Watch this video by Education Coordinator Claire Woodward to find out!
More information on Students for Salmon Program here!

NSEA has Board of Directors & Committee Positions Open! 


Thank you Earth Day volunteers; together we can make a difference!

Earth Day 2014!

Thank you Bellingham Food Cooperative for attending our Earth Day restoration work party and documenting this special day with a video.

We appreciate our community so much!

- Fast Facts -

The Nooksack River Basin has all five species of Pacific salmon: chinook, chum, coho, pink, 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 2013, 1,789 Whatcom County students spent 15,721 hours participating in NSEA educational programs.
  • In 2013, 91 streamside habitat restoration work parties were held. 2,711 volunteers donated 6,787 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.