May 29

Planting Season May Be Behind Us, but Habitat Restoration Work is Never Done…

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 12:27 PM by Allan Warren

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A late spring snow didn’t deter the 30 volunteers who came out to continue the restoration planting effort at the District’s South Prairie Creek Preserve on March 24. Together with another volunteer planting earlier in March, and with help from Washington Conservation Corps and Earth Corps crews, 2040 plants were planted on 3.5 acres this spring!

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Mar 01

Point Defiance BioBlitz

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 11:03 AM by Allan Warren

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Do you like to explore the natural world? Do you want to contribute to real science research while having fun outdoors? Then you'll want to Explore the Shore, Spot the Swallows, or Peak for Pikas with Point Defiance Zoo naturalists in our citizen science projects!

MetroParks Tacoma and the Tacoma School District’s Science & Math Institute are partnering together to hold a BioBlitz in Point Defiance Park this spring. Volunteers are needed to be Taxa Team Leaders and Citizen Scientists, for this deep dive into the flora and fauna of Pierce County’s largest urban park. 

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Dec 05

Salmon, Plants, Volunteers, & Sun = Habitat Fun!

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:54 AM by Allan Warren

Nancys DitchThe fall planting season kicked off with arguably one of the largest, most ambitious, and most logistically complicated project the District has ever done! Known as Nancy’s Ditch, the District partnered with PCC Farmland Trust, Floodplains by Design, and six private landowners to plant almost 1800 native trees, shrubs, and...

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