Nisqually River Education Project


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This is the presentation given by Sheila Wilson, Coordinator of the Nisqually River Education Project, at the NRC's Environmental Advisory Subcommittee meeting on March 9.

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  • A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place
  • Importance of water as a resource, water as a finite resource, water as link between all living things…
  • WQ monitoring as the heart of our programs: DO, FC, pH, BOD, Temp, nitrates, turbidity, total solids
  • Watershed specific, partnering with Nisqually River CouncilNisqually River Foundation,Nisqually Indian Tribe,Nisqually Land Trust,Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge,Nisqually Stream Stewards,South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, Pierce County Stream TeamThurston County Stream Team Partnership for Water Conservation, Stewardship Partners, Northwest Natural Resource Grup 
  • Nisqually River Education Project

    1. 1. Learning Communities in the Nisqually Watershed<br />NRC – Citizen Advisory Committee: Environment<br />March 9, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Nisqually River Education Project (NREP) has the mission of creating students who are stewards of the Nisqually River watershed and the water resources in their community.<br />
    3. 3. NREP offers….<br /><ul><li>field-based environmental science experiences
    4. 4. habitat restoration projects
    5. 5. Benefits to both classroom curriculum and river habitat</li></li></ul><li>What is a watershed?<br />“….that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community.“ - John Wesley Powell<br />
    6. 6. The Water Cycle<br />
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    8. 8.
    9. 9. South Sound GREEN<br />& <br />Nisqually River Education Project<br />2009-2010 Calendar of Events<br />Water Quality Monitoring Training<br />September 12, 2009<br />Fall Networking<br />October 1, 2009<br />Fall Monitoring<br />October 15, 2009<br />Winter Networking<br />February 11, 2010<br />Winter monitoring<br />February 25, 2010<br />17th Annual Student GREEN Congress<br />March 19, 2010<br />Summer Teacher Institute<br />June 24 & 25, 2010<br />
    10. 10. NREP Fall Water Quality Data<br />DO : Dissolved Oxygen<br />FC: Fecal Coliform<br />BOD: Biochemical Oxygen Demand<br />
    11. 11. Nisqually River Education Project<br />Additional Activities<br /><ul><li>Riparian Restoration
    12. 12. Tanwax Creek
    13. 13. Nisqually Delta
    14. 14. Ohop Creek</li></li></ul><li>Nisqually River Education Project<br />Additional Activities<br /><ul><li>Riparian Restoration
    15. 15. Tanwax Creek
    16. 16. Nisqually Delta
    17. 17. Ohop Creek
    18. 18. Rain Garden Construction</li></li></ul><li>Nisqually River Education Project<br />Additional Activities<br /><ul><li>Riparian Restoration
    19. 19. Tanwax Creek
    20. 20. Nisqually Delta
    21. 21. Ohop Creek
    22. 22. Rain Garden Construction
    23. 23. Salmon Carcass Tossing and Leaf Litter Studies </li></li></ul><li> Nisqually River Education Project<br />Additional Activities<br /><ul><li>Riparian Restoration
    24. 24. Tanwax Creek
    25. 25. Nisqually Delta
    26. 26. Ohop Creek
    27. 27. Rain Garden Construction
    28. 28. Salmon Carcass Tossing and Leaf Litter Studies
    29. 29. Nisqually NWR -</li></ul>Nature Mapping<br />
    30. 30. Thank you!<br />Sheila Wilson <br />Nisqually River Education Project<br />Program Coordinator<br />(360)438-8687 ext 2153<br /><br /><br />Questions?<br />