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Next NSEA Work Party! Only 2 left!

Help NSEA and the Whatcom Land Trust as we work to plant native trees and shrubs along the banks of a South Fork Nooksack River tributary stream located in Acme. From Bellingham, head east on WA-542 E/Mt. Baker Hwy for 15 miles, turn right onto Hwy 9, drive for about 7 miles then turn right on Turkington Rd. Parking available at Acme Elementary School. Look for NSEA signs & van shuttle!

Questions? Contact or give us a call!

Teachers - Sign up today for the Students for Salmon Program

Students for Salmon Program

What is it 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.