District Environmental Education programs include classroom presentations, organizing Family Fun events, workshops, and field trips for K-16 students. These efforts reached thousands of young people and the community at-large throughout Pierce County with a message of how important environmental stewardship is and provided an opportunity to act on that message.
The District works with private and public landowners to restore native habitats. These projects often involve the removal of invasive weeds and the establishment of native trees and shrubs to improve the quality and function of local habitats. Many of these projects involve citizen volunteers in events that not only improve the quality of our natural areas, but also help build community and a sense of stewardship.
Pierce Conservation District's Shore Friendly Pierce program links waterfront residents with the technical support and resources to make informed, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly decisions about shoreline management. We offer free, non-regulatory site visits and erosion assessments to help you identify problems or opportunities specific to your stretch of the shoreline. Our goal is to help you manage your land with confidence, so that the generations to come will enjoy it as much as you do.
District staff are available to meet with landowners to discuss options for improving, enhancing, or restoring native habitats.
Knotweed is an invasive plant from Asia that spreads aggressively and has the potential to cause great harm to local habitats and salmon runs. Since the spring of 2010, the Pierce Conservation District has been leading knotweed eradication efforts within both the Nisqually River and South Prairie Creek watersheds.