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Jun 01

District Secures Grant to Help Depave Puget Sound

Posted to Conservation Corner by Allan Warren

Cover Photo - Credit Sara BestVolunteers have helped Depave over 17,000 sq.ft. of pavement in the last three years and through a new grant, the District plans to triple that total over the next two years with three new projects while spreading the program throughout the Puget Sound.

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May 31

2017 Children's Water Festival in the Books

Posted to Environmental Education by Allan Warren

Water FestivalThe skull of an Orca whale intrigues and fascinates students at the Children’s Water Festival, held March 14 at The University of Puget Sound.
In a continuation of annual tradition, over 600 5th graders from around Pierce County converged on the University of Puget Sound campus for the Children’s Water Festival. The eager students spent the day learning about water through activities such as fish dissections, wildlife displays, water testing...

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May 30

Visiting Church Group Leaves Lasting Impression

Posted to Habitat Improvement by Allan Warren

Churchgroup OptionFifth graders from Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary and high schoolers from Massachusetts worked together to plant nearly 250 shrubs in Orting. The high school group connected with the District for their spring break service project and the elementary students learned about the benefits of plants and ecosystems as part of their participation.

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