Funding Priorities

Funding Priorities
The district understands there are many valuable projects occurring in each watershed, but the Green Partnership Fund gives priority to projects that fall within the following watershed focus areas:
Watershed Focus Areas

Polluted water runoff and water flow/riparian and marine shoreline restoration

Key Peninsula-Gig Harbor-Islands

Non-point source pollution/riparian and marine shoreline restoration


Riparian habitat improvement/non-point source pollution control

Lower Puyallup

Non-point source pollution/habitat loss

Upper Puyallup

Soil conservation by improving farm practices and improving the economic viability of local farmers to work their land/riparian habitat improvement

Urban Agriculture needs span all watersheds. The priority projects for all of Pierce County are: local food systems and access to fresh, locally grown foods.

  * Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is the maximum amount of a pollutant that a body of water can receive while still meeting water quality standards, set by the Department of Ecology. TMDL projects work to decrease pollutants that are exceeding state standards.

Students learn about beekeeping with Sustainable Roots.