- News Feed -

Last Fall NSEA Work Party! 

DEC. 6 at  Padden Creek, 9-12:00
NSEA and the City of Bellingham will be working in the park between Connelly and Padden Creeks, tackling blackberries, planting trees, and mulching. Park on the west end of the Whatcom Farmers Co-op and walk north on 30th, head west on Cowgill Avenue to the trail entrance. Watch for signs. Please do not park in neighborhood, as parking is limited. 

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.