May 29

SUMMER CHECKLIST FOR MONITORING YOUR SHORELINE PROPERTY

Posted on May 29, 2020 at 11:57 AM by Allan Warren

Shorelines_Chambers Bay Park_Photo by Mary Krauszer
Living on the waterfront offers many benefits and some challenges as well. The marine shoreline is a naturally dynamic place where change is to be expected. Understanding your typical coastal processes is an important part of identifying potential problems and protecting our shared natural resources. These tips offer some easy ways to start monitoring your shoreline this summer to help you protect your property and Puget Sound.

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May 29

RESTORATION IN YOUR BACKYARD - A DIY GUIDE

Posted on May 29, 2020 at 11:46 AM by Allan Warren


Did you know that habitat improvement and environmental restoration can be as simple as weed removal? Most non-native invasive plants (ie. weeds) have damaging effects to our systems even when they are not directly competing for space. Removing them keeps soil, water, and native critters healthy and happy; and it prevents them from spreading far and wide via wind, animals, and rhizomes.

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May 29

PCD WELCOMES NEW HABITAT IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR, RYAN BIRD

Posted on May 29, 2020 at 10:41 AM by Allan Warren

RyanBird_Rainier Photo
Ryan enjoying an early spring hike on Mt. Rainier, with Mt. Adams in the background.

As an individual who grew up in the PNW, I’ve always had a strong affinity for nature which undoubtedly primed me for a career in natural resources. My interests developed while earning my bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology and conservation sciences, where I focused largely on aquatic ecology and conservation. Being a dual British- American citizen born in the UK, I decided to

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