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The mission of the Nisqually River Council (NRC) is to create sustainability in the Nisqually Watershed for current and future generations by developing a common culture of environmental, social, and economic balance. A program of the NRC, the Nisqually River Education Project (NREP) is a watershed education program which implements key pieces of the Nisqually Watershed Stewardship Plan, providing students service learning projects that link Washington State learning goals and standards with local environmental issues, inspiring stewardship of the Nisqually Watershed and the world. Inspiring a sense of place among youth in their watershed, and providing community-based, on the ground service learning is critical to our work. We achieve this by working with a diverse range of community partners, focusing on local school districts, teachers, students and volunteers. NREP serves over 40 teachers and more than 1,000 students each year in service learning field trips ranging from water quality monitoring, riparian habitat restoration, salmon tossing, field investigations on Puget Sound beaches, explorations of the local wildlife refuge to monitor wildlife and learn ethnobotany, volunteering at the local salmon hatchery, removing invasive species and more. The AmeriCorps member serving with NREP will foster this sense of place and empower students and adults to connect with their local environments to create positive change through hands-on, outdoor learning projects supported with in-class lessons. Interviews will be ongoing until the position is filled.