Reservations are now being taken for the 2011 Nisqually Stream Stewards summer training course. The Nisqually Tribe is offering a no cost, seven-week course to people who agree to give 40 hours of volunteer time to assist in salmon habitat restoration activities in the Nisqually River watershed.
The classes are held one Wednesday evening a week with four Saturday field trips during June and July.
Topics to be covered include estuary, prairie, and forest ecosystems, salmon and wildlife of the watershed, collecting information about the health of the watershed, watershed geography, stream restoration principles, history of the Nisqually Tribe, early settlement of the watershed and how to build your own rain garden to filter stormwater.
The class is limited to 25 registrants. For more information or to reserve space, contact Don Perry, Nisqually Stream Stewards coordinator, at 360-438-8687 Ext. 2143, or firstname.lastname@example.org.