One Project Remains - And We're Done!
Build a new building for program and classroom needs
- With partial funding from the Norcliffe Foundation, we are building a meeting, training and educational space for 20-50 people.
- The Community Meeting Room will serve as a hub in Whatcom County to drive collaborative efforts among all our partners involved in salmon recovery.
- The meeting room will also be available for use by other supporting businesses and organizations.
- A portion of the building is being constructed for program needs and will include a washer and dryer to clean our quiver of gloves, safely calibrate water quality equipment and store our educational supplies.
Construct a Demonstration Garden for Native Plant Landscaping
- NSEA has long needed a location to teach landowners and students how to landscape with native plants, particularly near a stream.
- We are dedicating about a ¼ of an acre to this demonstration project.
- Partial funding for the demo garden was secured from Washington’s Native Plant Society in June, 2015.
- Former NSEA Executive Director Wendy Scherrer created the project concept, produced the initial design and provided early leadership to get the project underway.
COMPLETE AN EQUIPMENT SHOP
- An 2,000 square foot shop will allow NSEA to safely and securely store and maintain all of its restoration equipment, including hand tools, machinery and tractors.
- This will reduce crew prep time and support their field work restoring salmon habitat.
- One large bay door and two smaller doors will allow us to park our machinery and a vehicle under cover while not being used extending the life and protecting our assets from theft.
- The building will be built to maximize solar gain so that NSEA will one day be able to install solar energy panels.