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Posted on January 18, 2022 at 12:45 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost
PUYALLUP, WA - January 17, 2022 – Pierce Conservation District (PCD), a government agency that works with local landowners and public agencies to conserve natural resources, announced today it has hired its first-ever female Executive Director, Dana Coggon. Coggon, a Tacoma resident, steps into her new position on January 17th. For the last fifteen years, Coggon has been the Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Coordinator and has an exceptional leadership record. She also has a strong science background with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in agriculture, weed science, and pest management.
Tag(s): Press Release, Executive Director, Announcement
Posted on November 2, 2021 at 4:22 PM by Allan Warren
Throughout the Pacific Northwest on October 16th, nearly 100-organizations joined the Puget Sound Conservation District caucus to host 85-events that support the recovery of endangered Southern Resident Orca Whales. Along with Congressmembers Kim Schrier and Derek Kilmer, over 1,900-participants engaged in restoring vital salmon habitat, picking up trash, removing invasive weeds, or simply learning about the challenges facing this iconic species and how they could help. These combined efforts of well over 4,300 volunteer hours resulted in over 22-acres of habitat restored, another 17-acres of invasive weeds removed, and over 13,500 native plants installed.
Posted on September 20, 2021 at 8:33 AM by Allan Warren
After two years of work, the Puyallup River Watershed Council has successfully elevated the Puyallup – White River Watershed as a vital area of focus for ecosystem recovery, both for the region, and nationally. On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 the Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council unanimously voted to make the Puyallup River Watershed Council a new Local Integrating Organization (LIO), ensuring that recovery of the local ecosystem is community based and supported by local, state, and federal agencies.