The Water Connects Us

The Water Connects Us

The winter of early 2022 was a time of sharing for the Snoqualmie Tribe’s water quality program.  Kelsey Payne, the Water Quality Program Manager, organized two trainings during the rainy/watery winter months. First, site visits with Bellevue College chemistry...
Ending and Beginning Seasons – Spring Update

Ending and Beginning Seasons – Spring Update

As the plants in the garden come back to life, as the landscape fills with scent and color, the signals of longer warmer days tell us Spring is coming in warm. For the Habitat Restoration Team in the Environmental & Natural Resources Department (ENR), this signals...
ENR Update – March 2022

ENR Update – March 2022

A new research project is in the works at the University of Washington that will contribute to the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group’s efforts by studying the impacts of climate change and invasive species on the Kokanee population. This work will be led by Nicole...
ENR Updates – September 2021

ENR Updates – September 2021

Community Garden Update by Jen Hartke, Snoqualmie Tribe Native Plants Specialist A note to Snoqualmie Tribal Members: This time of year, when the plants are still dry, we are collecting seed from the Community Garden. We have plenty of next year’s seeds to share...
ENR Updates – August 2021

ENR Updates – August 2021

Water Quality Program Update by Kelsey Taylor Payne, Snoqualmie Tribe Water Quality Manager Gravel crunches under my feet as I make my way to the ENR building on a cloudless spring day. After I drop my gear and bags in my office, I head to the kitchen and see two...
ENR Updates – April 2021

ENR Updates – April 2021

Community Garden Update   This year at the Snoqualmie Tribal Garden, we are focusing on growing with preservation in mind so that produce in the garden can possibly be used at future fall events.   This past month peas, beans, and carrots were planted from...