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Sep 06

Annual Native Plant Sale: Pre-Order Now Until January 20 for Pick-Up March 3 & 4, 2017

Posted to Conservation Corner by Allan Warren

Plant Sale (web)The District offers almost 30 native tree and shrub species for home landscapes and conservation purposes, including: naturescaping (low-water requirement landscapes), rain garden installations, wildlife enhancement, reforestation, wetland and stream enhancement, and erosion control, as well as landscaping around homes and farms. 

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May 31

South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon

Posted to Environmental Education by Allan Warren

SAMI-B (web)
Two Pierce County high school teams from Eatonville and Tacoma’s Science and Math Institute (SAMI) participated in the 2016 South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon competition on May 5 at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, testing their knowledge of soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife, and this year’s special topic: invasive species. 

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Aug 30

Site Stewards Tend to Habitat Plantings

Posted to Habitat Improvement by Allan Warren

Reise Planting (pg 7)For the past several years, PCD has had the pleasure of working with PCC Farmland Trust to install a hedgerow and enhance a riparian buffer at the historic Reise farm near Orting (now known as Four Elements Farm). The first 700’ of hedgerow was installed in the spring of 2014; another 1000’ was planted this past spring. In between, volunteers planted 820 trees and shrubs along Ball Creek, a tributary to the Puyallup River whose headwaters start on this property. And how, you might ask, are all these plants doing?

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