Aug 31

Rain Barrel Water - Not Just For Watering Plants!

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 9:15 AM 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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May 30

Visiting Church Group Leaves Lasting Impression

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 11:59 AM 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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May 30

Planting at the Shelstad Farm

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 11:39 AM by Allan Warren

Shelstad Planting
A big Thank You to all the volunteers who made the habitat planting at the Shelstad Farm possible!

Farming, habitat enhancement, and water quality protection all came together on March 4 at the volunteer planting event near Orting. In partnership with PCC Farmland Trust and the owners of Shelstad Farm, Kim and Janet Shelstad, 30 volunteers planted, tubed, and mulched 220 trees and shrubs...

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