Nooksack SEA Completes Capitol Campaign

(Bellingham Herald) Community generosity helps NSEA buy permanent home, expand mission to restore salmon. The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) concluded its two-year, $1.2 million capital campaign after receiving a final significant gift from Phillips 66.

Jeff Callendar, Phillips 66 regional director of public affairs and communications, made a surprise visit to Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association’s new home at the tail-end of a board meeting to announce the gift.

With the new facility, NSEA was able to triple the native plant inventory from 5,000 to 15,000 plants, allowing it to do more restoration starting this fall.

The campaign’s funds have allowed the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, known as NSEA, to purchase a 6.3 acre property and make all but one of the upgrades it needs for full functionality….

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