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Aug 31

Manure Bins Make a Win Win

Posted to Conservation Corner by Allan Warren

Manure Bin Workshop
Back in February, on a cold and rainy morning, 18 local farmers and livestock owners gathered together at the Key Peninsula Civic Center to build a simple manure bin. These farmers learned how to put the bin together and at the end of the workshop each left with a kit of materials to build their own bin. Since the workshop was held, 19 of these bins have been built and are in use in our community.

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Aug 31

Breakthrough Year for District’s Environmental Education Program

Posted to Environmental Education by Allan Warren

EE field trip to Morse PreserveThe 2016-2017 school year marked an exciting new chapter for the District’s Environmental Program.  As a growing program, we set out to reach more students than ever before with our lessons and projects.  We aim to provide outdoor learning experiences and interactive lessons to youth throughout Pierce County, in order to inspire our next generation of stewards and scientists.

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Aug 31

Rain Barrel Water - Not Just For Watering Plants!

Posted to Habitat Improvement by Allan Warren

GH Rain Barrel PhotoFor a number of years now, the District has promoted on-site rain water harvesting, most often with a rain barrel (or a cistern).  Through workshops, a raffle at the Washington State Fair, and other outreach methods, many Pierce County residents have joined the rain barrel band wagon.  Below is a first-hand account from Sharon Jamis-Graeme of Graham in which she reports on how her rain barrel got her through a tough week of home repairs.

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