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Dec 22

District Awarded $8 million for Farmland Conservation in Pierce County

Posted to Conservation Corner by Allan Warren

RainierFarmAfter losing nearly 10,000-acres of farmland in the last decade, organizations throughout Pierce County have been working diligently to find ways to protect this important resource. With today’s announcement that Pierce Conservation District will be awarded $8 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to permanently protect 1,000-acres of prime farmland, the County just got a big boost in the effort.

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Nov 29

District Helps Launch Salmon Explorers Education Program

Posted to Environmental Education by Allan Warren

Page 5 photoFirgrove Elementary 4th grade students embarked on the first Puyallup Hatchery field trip of the season as part of the Puyallup School District’s new Salmon Explorers program. This fall and winter, more than 20 classes

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Nov 29

Sumner Planting Recap

Posted to Habitat Improvement by Allan Warren

Sumner Planting bPCD and the City of Sumner send a huge shout out to the 20 hearty men, women, and children who came out Saturday, October 15th to plant 120 trees at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Despite dire storm warnings, only a steady rain materialized, which is great planting weather! As these plants grow, this site along the Puyallup River will be transformed from a weedy lawn to a native habitat for birds and other wildlife.