The Nisqually Tribe is offering free Nisqually Stream Stewards training beginning June 5. Weekly classes will take place on Wednesdays until late July, with four additional field trips on Saturdays.
The classes will cover collecting and analyzing stream-bugs and water samples, salmon of the Nisqually River and their habitats, nature mapping, and the cultural history of the tribe.
Participants are asked to pledge 30 hours of volunteer service in ongoing watershed education and restoration projects such as improving salmon habitat and monitoring the environmental health of streams.
“This course was life-changing for me,” said Ray Bednar, a 2012 Stream Steward trainee. “I made new friends and learned some surprising and amazing things during the training.”
More information is avaialble from Don Perry, Stream Stewards coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 438-8687 (extension 2143).