The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association(NSEA) is a community–based nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring sustainable wild salmon runs in Whatcom County. They say they’ve been giving salmon a helping hand since 1990! NSEA trains and organizes literally hundreds of volunteers every year and they use education and outreach to engage the community in salmon recovery. NSEA has well-established school and outreach programs and they have a local community board of directors who live in, work in, and know the local watershed. As a stable community-based organization, NSEA is here to work on long-term projects, inventing resources for many years and decades to keep working at the job of salmon recovery. And part of that plan includes having a really great party at Boundary Bay Brewery to help fund their continued efforts!
The fundraising happens in two ways: first, there’s an art auction. The art (all inspired by the salmon fishing industry) will be on display in Boundary Bay Brewery’s bistro from June 13th to August 16th. All proceeds from the art auction will go directly to NSEA. View photos of previous art here. The other way to help NSEA raise money is to attend the art exhibit opening, salmon BBQ and Lucky Brown show happening next weekend down in the Boundary Bay beer garden.
Saturday June 13th at 12pm marks the art exhibit opening at Boundary Bay Brewery, followed by a salmon barbeque for lunch and dinner. Bring your friends and family to share in the celebration of salmon. All event and art auction proceeds benefit NSEA programs to restore sustainable wild salmon runs in Whatcom County. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. The festivities will continue into the evening with a late show by Lucky Brown and the Funk Revolution, a six-piece funk and soul dance band.
$10 lunch, $20 dinner, $8 for music only. Tickets available at the bar and through NSEA. For more info call NSEA at (360) 715-0283. Come celebrate the return of the salmon to Bellingham Bay with art, music, and tons of fun at NSEA’s annual Salmon at the Bay Art Show and BBQ. View art inspired by the salmon fishing industry on display at Boundary Bay Restaurant and Brewery beginning June 11th through Aug 16th.