Green Partnership Fund

Pierce Conservation District awards up to $100,000 each year through the Green Partnership Fund (GPF) to further the goals of natural resource and sustainable agriculture conservation in Pierce County. A reimbursable maximum award amount up to $10,000 is open to anyone considering a project within the following jurisdictions:

  • Buckley
  • Dupont
  • Fircrest
  • Gig Harbor
  • Lakewood
  • Milton
  • Orting
  • Puyallup
  • Steilacoom
  • Sumner
  • Tacoma
  • Unincorporated Pierce County
  • University Place

One of hundreds of trees planted as part of the Ohop Valley Stewardship Project

The fund was established through the cooperative efforts of the member city and town councils, the Pierce County Council, and the Pierce Conservation District Board of Supervisors.

Green Partnership Fund money is drawn directly from Pierce Conservation District operating funds. Fund expenditures are governed by Chapter 89.08.220 RCW (Conservation District Spending), and by districts under the direct oversight of the Washington State Conservation Commission, a legislative commission. District mandates are established in state law and through ongoing guidance from the state legislature. 
More Information
For more information about the GPF, please email Melissa at
2015 Green Partnership Fund Reporting Schedule
If awarded a grant from the Green Partnership Fund: Funding is distributed to organizations through a reimbursement trimester reporting schedule. 
Phase I
  • Time frame: May 2015 -  August 2015
  • Report to Pierce County District (PCD): Due September 15, 2015
Phase II
  • Time frame: September 2015 - December 2015
  • Report to PCD: Due January 15, 2016
Phase III
  • Time frame: January 2016 - April 2016
  • Report to PCD: Due May 20, 2016

2015 Projects
Pierce Conservation District is proud to be funding 11 natural resource conservation projects in 2015 through the Green Partnership Fund:


Project Sponsor Project Name


Buckley Forest Restoration

Nisqually Land Trust

Engaging Pierce County Residents in Habitat Enhancement in the Nisqually Watershed

Forterra NW

Watershed Engagement Center in Puyallup

Hilltop Urban Gardens

Urban Farm Network

Harbor WildWatch

Donkey Creek Outreach & Education Project (PHASE 2)

St. Leo Food Connection

Center for Food Preservation Arts


Swan Creek Invasive Removal

City of University Place

Leach Creek Bridge Removals

Sustainable Roots

Eastside Green Thumbs

Sherman Elementary School

Sherman Elementary Rain Garden

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild

Vision2Action: A Stormwater Public Symposium Series