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NSEA has three internship opportunities coming up this fall!
Scientific Monitoring             Stream Restoration               Environmental Education
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The last weekends of summer hold plenty of excitement in the Whatcom County salmon world! Check out these awesome upcoming events...

  2013 poster
                 Saturday, September 20th, 12:00 pm                           Saturday September 27th, 10:00 am              Saturday October 4th, 9:00 am
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BBQ at Everybody's Store after!

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

Earth Day 2014!

NSEA has Board of Directors & Committee Positions Open! 


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.