The Bellingham Business Journal
The BP Cherry Point Refinery recently donated $25,000 to the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) to support its Students for Salmon school education program.
With this financial contribution, NSEA will work with 1,500 local students on the restoration of 15 degraded stream sites in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County.
“NSEA highly values the support provided from BP to provide materials for salmon recovery and stream restoration, and to educate local schoolchildren about the environment,” NSEA executive director Rachel Vasak said in a news release. “BP Cherry Point continues to demonstrate its commitment to conservation, education and to restoring the local environment.”
Funding will support NSEA’s effort to work with public and private school students from Bellingham and Whatcom County schools to provide technical expertise, leadership on field trips, and materials needed for stream restoration projects.
“BP is proud to support NSEA’s restoration efforts and salmon education programs. Conserving the environments in which we operate is a fundamental part of our strategy to build a sustainable business. We take our responsibilities seriously and work in partnership to promote environmental stewardship worldwide,” BP spokesperson Michael Abendhoff said in a news release.
The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association is a community–based nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring sustainable wild salmon runs in Whatcom County. For more information, visit www.n-sea.org.