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:
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
Non-point source pollution/habitat loss
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.