Staffers from the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Nisqually Indian Tribe will give a free presentation on the efforts to restore the river estuary.
“Return of the Nisqually Estuary” will be given Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at LOTT Water Education & Technology Center, 500 Adams St. N.E., Olympia.
The refuge, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited and the Nisqually Indian Tribe, has restored tidal waters to 762 acres by removing five miles of the Brown Farm Dike in the fall of 2009. Jesse Barham, refuge restoration biologist, will talk about the restoration process and construction. Kelley Turner, a biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will speak about the preliminary results of the USGS monitoring including both physical and biological responses. Christopher Ellings, Nisqually tribe salmon research biologist, will talk about preliminary results of ongoing fish ecology monitoring.
For more information, contact 360-888-0565 or www.sseacenter.org.