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Nisqually Stream Stewards – Now Recruiting 2016 Class Participants! - ThurstonTalk


Nisqually Stream Stewards – Now Recruiting 2016 Class Participants! - ThurstonTalk: Nisqually Stream Stewards is a program of the Nisqually River Council and Nisqually Indian Tribe’s Natural Resources Department that trains participants to be effective citizen scientists. The class introduces participants to a network of natural resources professionals in the South Puget Sound region and promotes community engagement through hands-on learning.
Taking in a view of the Mashel River on one of the Nisqually Land Trust's annual Nature Walks.
Stream Stewards learn to monitor water quality, identify aquatic insects, survey spawning salmon and more.

Participants receive 40 hours of class time, which includes field experiences at Mount Rainier National Park, UW Pack Forest, the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and many other locations. In exchange, participants commit to giving 40 hours of volunteer time in the Nisqually over the next year. Class participants have
opportunities to monitor water quality, identify aquatic insects, survey spawning salmon, collect biodiversity data, plant trees, remove invasive species and learn more about local conservation organizations.

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