Nisqually Watershed Festival




The 28th Nisqually Watershed Festival will take place on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.  Let’s celebrate the environmental, cultural, historical, and economic stories of this unique watershed in South Puget Sound!

And it’s now time for ….the 2018 Nisqually Watershed Festival Poster Contest!

AGAIN THIS YEAR: All participating teachers will be entered into a drawing for a FREE trip to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge!

The poster contest is a great opportunity for local students to learn about their watershed, flex their creativity and take pride in seeing their original artwork on display for the public.

On the day of the festival students can take part in the awards ceremony as well as enjoy free nature walks, fun activities and live entertainment at the Refuge.

As you probably noticed, the festival occurs very close to the beginning of the school year next fall so students will need to complete their artwork before school is out this year.

DEADLINE: Friday, June 15th, 2018.

Every poster entered will be displayed in our Visitor Center throughout the festival. Judges choose the top five posters from each grade and these students are given a certificate and prize during a public ceremony at the Festival.

This year’s theme is “Salmon of the Nisqually”. 

We are looking for Chinook, Chum, Coho, Pink or Steelhead.

Here is the 2018 Nisqually Watershed Festival Poster Contest Packet, which includes detailed rules, guidelines and background information.

Need to learn more about the Salmon of the Nisqually?  Check out this Nisqually Salmon Guide.


Call or email if you have questions!