Nisqually River Council is an education, coordination and advocacy organization that works with diverse partners to promote ecological, economic and social integrity in the Nisqually Watershed. The NRC has 25 active members, including elected officials, local, state and federal agencies, non-profits, citizens and businesses. It coordinates the Nisqually River Education Project and is a partner in the Nisqually Stream Stewards program.
Nisqually Reach Nature Center is a nonprofit dedicated to educating children and adults on estuarine environments and assisting on bird and invertebrate monitoring.
Stewardship Partners has a program engaging local stakeholders in the protection of the Nisqually Watershed.
Puget Sound Groups and Organizations
Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound (CHIPS) is a interdisciplinary collaboration to coordinate, conduct and integrate USGS studies of nearshore processes and coastal habitats. CHIPS works with federal, tribe, state, local entities, NGOs and academia to identify science needs and conduct studies of physical, chemical, and biological processes to improve our understanding and ability to predict how land use, including habitat restoration, influences the nearshore environment.
Puget Sound Partnership is the state agency charged with recovering Puget Sound. The PSP develops the Puget Sound Action Agenda and coordinates with local entities and local integrating organizations to implement key portions of the Action Agenda.
Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership is a collaboration between the Corps of Engineers, state, local and federal agencies, tribes, industries, and environmental organizations to identify significant ecosystem problems, evaluate solutions and restore and conserve critical nearshore habitat.
South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group is a nonprofit organization that works to protect and restore salmon and their habitat. SPSSEG is collaborating on several restoration projects within the Nisqually Watershed.
People for Puget Sound is driven by a vision of a clean and healthy Sound, with ample fish and wildlife, cared for by people who live there.
Alliance for a Healthy South Sound is the Lead Integrating Organization, recognized by the Puget Sound Partnership, for implementing portions of the Action Agenda. It is a collaboration of Tribes, elected officials, non-profits, businesses and more.
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office supports salmon recovery by funding habitat protection and restoration projects, and administers the Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration programs, which both provided grant funding for this projects, and many others within the Nisqually Watershed.
Salmon Recovery Funding Board supports salmon recovery by funding habitat protection and restoration projects. It supports related programs and activities that produce sustainable, measurable benefits for fish and their habitat.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has worked for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.