Feb 24

Spring Workshops!

Posted on February 24, 2020 at 1:14 PM by Allan Warren


Are you concerned about erosion on your shorefront property? Shore Friendly is here to help. Join us to learn what technical and financial assistance may be available for managing your shorefront property. Workshop topics will include erosion assessment/control, drainage management, planting and views, and shoreline living.

Date: March 7, 2020
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: Key Peninsula Civic Center 17010 S Vaughn Rd NW, Vaughn, WA 98349
Register online: Class is Full but we can add you to a waitlist for our our next workshop here or contact Mary at MaryK@PierceCD.org.


Join us and our partners at PCC Farmland Trust on Saturday, May 2 for a restoration work party on Dropstone Farms. Farmers Lauren and Garth have fenced off a stream corridor along Card Creek from their farm fields, and the area was replanted with over 1500 trees and shrubs with volunteer support in 2018 and 2019. A tributary to the Carbon River, this section of streambank was lacking in native vegetation to keep water temperatures cool and minimize invasive reed canary grass. With your help, we’ll work to keep the weeds and blackberry bushes at bay so the native plants can continue to thrive in their new home.

Date: May 2, 2020 Time: 9am - 12pm
Location: Dropstone Farms, Orting (full directions available upon registration with PCC Farmland Trust)
Register online: RSVP Today or contact Jayme at JaymeG@PierceCD.org
Dec 06

Habitat Improvement Updates

Posted on December 6, 2019 at 9:23 AM by Allan Warren

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South Prairie Creek Preserve. Photo Credit: Daniel Changa

Volunteers enjoyed perfectly crisp autumn weather at the South Prairie Creek Preserve planting parties. With construction of the South Prairie Creek Restoration Project on the horizon in 2020, PCD worked over the fall to plant 1.85 acres at the west end of the site. Twenty-eight volunteers, together with

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Sep 04

Shorelines Program Manager to Lead New Shore Friendly Pierce Program

Posted on September 4, 2019 at 8:13 AM by Allan Warren

Mary Krauszer_Bio Photo 2_Fall 2019It is with much excitement that we welcome Mary Krauszer as the new program manager for Shore Friendly Pierce! With an academic background in marine biology and professional experience developing the first-ever ranger program for Metro Parks Tacoma, Mary brings a unique skill set to the District’s effort to improve nearshore ecosystems in Pierce County. Here’s a little more about Mary, in her own words:

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