Nisqually Watershed Festival




The 27th Nisqually Watershed Festival will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2017 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 2017 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.


Friday, June 16th, 2017.

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 “Life Under the Water”. 

We are looking for featured organisms that represent:

  • Marine Life
  • Pond Life
  • River Life

Here’s  the simpler 2017 Nisqually Watershed Festival Poster Contest Flier, which includes the entry form and general information.

Here is the 2017 Nisqually Watershed Festival Poster Contest Packet, which includes detailed rules, guidelines and background information.



Call or email if you have questions!