Outreach

We are proud to partner with local agencies and nonprofits to engage in our community through various programs and events throughout the year. We are always seeking new outreach and partnership opportunities. Contact the Executive Director for more information.

  • Nisqually Reach Aquatic ReserveIn 2011, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) designated State-owned aquatic lands and beaches within Nisqually Reach as an Aquatic Reserve. Spearheaded by NRNC, the Nisqually Aquatic Reserve is the collaborative efforts among Tribes, commercial and nonprofit organizations, local and state government agencies, and citizens. NRNC manages the Aquatic Reserve’s Citizen Stewardship Committees whose aim is to monitor activity within the Reserve and carry out education and citizen science research projects.
  • Eye on Nature: Collaborative program carried out each spring by NRNC partnered with the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Nisqually River Education Project, Chehalis Basin Education Consortium, and Friends of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.
  • GREEN Congress: NRNC participates in the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) Congress, a cooperative watershed education program sponsored by the Thurston Conservation District, Thurston County, Cities of Olympia, Tumwater, and Lacey, and Trout Unlimited.
  • JBLM Programs: NRNC staff and volunteers provide programs to students in elementary school and after-school programs at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Annual Events that NRNC attends include:

  • Nisqually Watershed Festival
  • Eatonville Salmon Festival
  • Anderson Island Salmon Festival
  • Summer Splash at the Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia
  • Tacoma Children’s Water Festival
  • Turning of the Tides Olympia
  • Tacoma Sustainability Expo
  • Olympia Wooden Boat Show