It’s easier to care about a place after you’ve touched it - and easier still after it has touched you.
— Chris Jones, writer

Community Work Parties 


You can help to restore stream-side habitat for salmon!

Every Spring and Fall NSEA host’s work parties at restoration sites around Whatcom County.  Most work parties take place on Saturday mornings from 9 am to noon. 

All ages are welcome!

Any unaccompanied volunteers under 18 years old must bring a completed Liability Release Form to each work party. Minors under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your friends, your family and your enthusiasm and we'll see you at the creek!

Really cool Work Party video! 

Equipment Provided by NSEA

We’ll bring tools, materials and gloves (we have glove sizes between XS and XL)

Things for you to remember

When you arrive, check in at the blue NSEA tent. Also, for your safety and comfort, please wear: 

  • sturdy shoes to protect your toes

  • long pants that you don't mind getting dirty

  • weather appropriate clothing to stay warm and dry

Yes, we can accommodate private groups!

We can certainly tailor a work party for private groups to build a meaningful experience for you.  Please review the Private Work Party Information Form.

The Stream stewards PROGRAM is SUPPORTED GENEROUSLY BY THE FOLLOWING DONORS AND OUR MEMBERS WHO BELIEVE there SHOULDn’t be any barriers to take action to help restore habitat for all wildlife in whatcom county.

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