Toxic Algae Advisory for Spanaway Lake

On 7/21/2021, the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department issued a toxic algae advisory for Spanaway Lake. This is the link to the toxic algae advisories. What is a toxic algae bloom? Algae bloom occur in fresh water with the right amount of sunlight, temperature and nutrients. These conditions cause rapid growth of algae, which can…

Hybrid Council Meetings have begun

The Pierce County Council is now holding in person meetings in the Council Chambers at 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Room 1046, Tacoma, WA 98402. They are also continuing the Zoom and caller meeting access as a hybrid model because it has proven popular with constituents who are unable to get to downtown Tacoma for a…

Tacoma Garden Club Community Grants Program

Our Community Grants Program is now live and accepting applications. The Tacoma Garden Club’s Community Projects Committee is looking forward to another year of helping community organizations with funding for projects that align with the mission of the program. Please consider this opportunity, or share with others that may be interested!  Especially in these challenging times…

Increased Air Force aircraft activities due to local airshows

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Due to the Tacoma Freedom Fair Air Show and the Gig Harbor Wing and Wheels Air Show, there will be increased Air Force aircraft activities in the South Puget Sound region from July 1-5, 2021. The C-17 West Coast Demo Team and the F-35 Lightning II Demo Team are scheduled…

Closures due to excessive heat

June 28, 2021, there may be unexpected closures in public facilities and programs. The Bethel School district is not offering its free lunch program out of concern for people being out in the extreme heat on this record heat wave day. The program will resume on Tuesday, June 29. Pierce County Parks will be closing…

Renaming Bethel High School’s Mascot

By Marianne Lincoln BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — On June 8, 2021, the Bethel School Board unanimously voted to appoint a Bethel High School Mascot Committee. The purpose of the committee was to follow a new State of Washington law that passed the State House 90-8 and the Senate 40-9 and was signed by the Governor…

Compassion Clinic is Saturday in Sumner

From Pierce County Councilwoman Amy Cruver: Compassion Clinic – happening June 26 in Sumner. That is this Saturday. If you or someone you know needs no-cost health services, Compassion Clinic is there to serve you. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Faith Covenant Church 1915 Washington Street in Sumner. To make an…

Inslee announces eviction moratorium “bridge”

Gov. Jay Inslee announced a “bridge” proclamation today between the eviction moratorium and the housing stability programs put in place by the Legislature. The bridge is effective July 1 through September 30. More than $650 million of federal relief dollars allocated to assist renters is predicted to be available beginning in July. This is in…

Heat Wave Information

PIERCE COUNTY — The region is currently experiencing high temperatures known as a heat wave. When outside temperatures are extreme, the danger for heat-related illnesses rises. Older adults, young children, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases are at particularly high risk. In anticipation of the extremely high temperatures expected over the next few…

Development Center Reopening on July 1

Visiting the Development CenterTo help us best serve you, please come prepared with any relevant documents and a cell phone, if you have one, so that we can text you when it is your turn to be seen. If you do not have a cell phone, we will make an announcement. Keeping customers and staff safe…