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Apr 21

Reflecting on Earth Day

Posted to Conservation Corner by Allan Warren

Like the thousands of farmers, homeowners, gardeners, and volunteers we work with on a daily basis, Earth Day is everyday for us here at the District. Working to protect and restore our local ecosystem is embedded in everything we do. However, Earth Day itself provides an opportunity to reflect on the challenges we're up against, the good work we're doing, and our hope for the future.

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Mar 01

Students at Work: White River High School

Posted to Environmental Education by Allan Warren

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White River High School Sustainability Class visits the South Prairie Creek Preserve.

On a beautiful crisp December afternoon, White River High School students and their professor Todd Miller, joined Pierce Conservation District employees for an exploration of the South Prairie Creek Preserve. The students spent the first part of their visit learning about salmon ecology, floodplain restoration and how the current efforts to restore the South Prairie Creek Preserve will improve spawning habitat for Pacific Salmon species.

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Mar 01

Point Defiance BioBlitz

Posted to Habitat Improvement by Allan Warren

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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