Feast at the Reach 2020  Feast at the Reach a Virtual Experience NEW!!

The future of the center is all about people and our caring nature to help people connect to this magical place we live. Around 1/8th of our income is generated at our Gala event Feast at the Reach. This year to keep our community safe we have moved this event online. We will have a rocking good time with a keynote speaker and stories from the reach with slides of the activities you will be helping to support. Click here to register for the event!!!

Free Family Field Trips

Borrow a marine science kit and learn how to do crab and benthic invertebrate surveys on Luhr Beach!

   Over 35 Years of Education

For 35 years, the Nisqually Reach Nature Center has offered environmental education to thousands of youth and young adults at Luhr Beach in Olympia, Washington, and in the classroom.

We are now hiring for a part time Education Coordinator for the summer to apply Click here

To help our educational programs by donating Click Here

  Nisqually Reach Aquatic Reserve

Founded in 2011 to help protect important native aquatic ecosystems in Puget Sound.  We are now looking to expand the Aquatic Reserve 5000 acres and we need you help.

To help the center support Aquatic Reserves Click Here

   Community Science Research

For over 35 years, NRNC has been monitoring the health of South Puget Sound with the help of citizen stewards. Our Community Science programs include Pigeon Guillemot Surveys and Forage Fish Beach Spawning Surveys. We have also partnered with other groups on Larval Crab Surveys, the Mussel Watch Program, and the DNR ANeMoNe project. 

 Please consider making a donation to help our Mission. Click Here