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Nisqually Reach Nature Center
4949 D'Milluhr Dr. NE
Olympia WA 98412-2311
OUR MISSION: Nisqually Reach Nature Center is a volunteer-run, membership-supported, nonprofit organization that promotes the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of the Nisqually estuarine ecosystem and its integral role in the local environment, history, and culture, through interpretation, education, and research.
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In 2011, Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark signed the Nisqually Reach Aquatic Reserve Order and Management Plan. This was quite an achievement and well deserving of celebration. But what does it really mean for NRNC?
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PUGET SOUND MARINE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
This is a journey through the easily accessible major marine habitats and their associated organisms that are found in Puget Sound, a large estuary (or a place where fresh and saltwater mix) in the western part of the State of Washington, U.S.A.
Students coming to the center will have the opportunity to conduct a variety of field investigations, such as: How to collect bivalves, shore crabs, plankton, and fish; proper identification of species; and in some cases, students will also measure species to learn growth dynamics.