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April 10, 2013 - The Nisqually Reach Nature Center at Luhr Beach offers environmental education about the Nisqually Basin estuary ecosystem. In partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US Geological Survey, and the Nisqually Indian Tribe, the Center conducts research to seek answers to questions about stewardship and management of the basin’s natural resources. The Center provides education to the general public about managing groundwater runoff and ensuring the health of the ecosystem’s native species, especially economically important fish and shellfish (think delicious Salmon and Spot Prawns). Outreach to schools in Thurston County and beyond includes supplemental classroom, laboratory, and field trip opportunities. The Nisqually Reach Nature Center is a nonprofit organization that welcomes public support and membership. Consider a donation or volunteering.