Water is one of our region’s most valuable resources. From the glaciers on Mt. Rainier to the salt water of Puget Sound and all the streams, rivers, wetlands, and lakes in between, Pierce County is filled with water.
The District works with citizen volunteers to monitor the health of our streams and rivers in order to educate the public about how our daily lives impact our local water. The data collected through our Water Monitoring Program helps promote low-impact development practices, informs public agencies of problem areas, and inspires citizen action to improve our water quality.
The District also engages citizens in action initiatives through our rain garden, Depave, and streamside planting programs. These programs directly improve the water quality of our region by filtering out pollutants and reducing stormwater runoff. Collectively, the efforts create an informed public and help local communities meet Clean Water Act standards.