Jun 13

Lake Appreciation Month - July 2018

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 10:28 AM by Allan Warren

LakeKapowsinPierce County is home to more than 100 lakes. From swimming to our daily cup of coffee, lakes and reservoirs play a central role in our lives. July is great time to get out and celebrate your local lake. Here are several ways to celebrate our local lakes: 

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May 31

Pavement is Not Permanent

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 2:50 PM by Allan Warren

Depave is a regional movement that challenges us all to rethink our urban spaces and ask the question, “Does this space need to be paved?”. These spaces can be paved over planting spaces, oversized parking lots, paved over play areas for children, or any paved area that does not need to be paved and has the potential to become much more.

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May 31

Only Rain Down the Drain

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 2:12 PM by Allan Warren

Drain MarkingStorm drains, designed to move water away from our urban areas to reduce flooding, also end up carrying pollutants such as street debris, trash, leaves, grass clippings, pet waste, toxic contaminants (from our vehicles) and lawn chemicals when it rains. And contrary to many beliefs, water that enters storm drains is not treated before it reaches our local streams or Puget Sound. This makes many of our streams unhealthy for fish, wildlife, and human enjoyment.

Eagle Scouts enjoy this summer activity.

Drain Marking is a small effort that brings large results because the markers are a visual reminder to homeowners and residents in the community not to dump waste in storm drains. What can you do? Volunteers are needed to install these markers across Pierce County. This activity is perfect for team building events, Eagle Scout projects, neighborhood improvement actions, and/or individuals wanting to get out and make a difference. Ready to volunteer? Contact Melissa at Melissab@piercecd.org.