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Festival celebrates biotic community in Nisqually

What does it look like to celebrate a watershed? You can find out how the residents and friends of the Nisqually River like to have fun Saturday, Sept. 30. The 28th Annual Nisqually Watershed Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Admittance is free.

The festival “is an annual celebration featuring art, discovery, music and family fun,” according to the event’s organizer, the Nisqually River Council. “This year’s festival will include a number of displays from local organizations, walking tours, the Insect Extravaganza, a salmon barbecue and other great coffee and food options.”

The graphic above is the winner of the 2017’s Nisqually Poster Contest winner, Oliver Schrader, a second-grader from Olympia Community School drew “Turtle in Water.” You can view this and all other entries at the festival. The theme for this year’s contest was “Life Under the Water.”

This event is a big enough deal that last year The Olympian was willing to post a major story. Additional festival details can be found here, which is the Nisqually River Council’s website. While there you might also want to check out the council’s other activities, such as a blog that places a significant emphasis on discussing sustainable economic development.


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