Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Endowment

EDUCATION Our education team is busy. NSEA believes education should be accessible to all students. That’s why we have always offered our education programs to schools at no cost. This is only possible because of our generous and thoughtful supporters. Our goal is that all 4th graders in Whatcom County have access to our Students for Salmon program by 2020.

STEWARDSHIP Volunteers contribute over 15,000 hours toward NSEA’s mission each year. We strive to lower each and every hurdle to volunteerism, attempting to make participation in salmon recovery accessible to everyone.

RESTORATION All five species of Pacific salmon and Steelhead migrate from the salt water to freshwater in order to reproduce (spawn).  Since 2004, NSEA has removed more than 70 barriers that made fish migration difficult or impossible, opening over 50 miles of habitat that can now be used by salmon.

ORGANIZATIONAL RESILIENCE Prospering through three recessions, NSEA focuses on evolution before growth.  Through partnerships with the Washington Service Corps (a part of the AmeriCorps Network) and Washington Conservation Corps we have learned how to maximize our impact on salmon recovery.

OUR NEW HOME NSEA purchased a base-of-operations for salmon recovery in July of 2015. Because of the significant challenges salmon face, NSEA’s leadership decided to sink stable roots in Whatcom County to complement a long-range strategy. We successfully completed the process of raising funds to renovate and upgrade the property with the help of the Whatcom Community Foundation and the support our community membership.  Please stop by sometime. We’d love to give you a tour.

Click here to view the NSEA Promise.

If you would like to contribute to this fund, please click HERE.