Drive Thru – Spring Fair

See The Spring Fair in your car. The Daffodil Parade will be a static display including floats, bands, clowns, and of course, Princesses. The dates are April 7 – 11 and 14-18 for 2021. You must buy your ticket in advance and it is based on a carload, so make sure you have friends or…

Herbicide spraying begins March 22

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start March 22 Pierce County roadsides will get an annual makeover this spring and summer. An initial application of herbicides to combat weeds along road shoulders will start March 22 and continue through June. Targeted noxious weed and brush control applications will occur through the end of November as needed….

Food Prosperity Open House in Yelm Feb. 8

Food Prosperity Central event Saturday February 8th, 10am to 4pm, Yelm Community Center, 16530 103rd Ave SE, Yelm, WA 98597. Admission is free. Bee Forever will be participating as a vendor, which means you can stock up with their delicious local honey, C60Star oils and soaps. They will also be part of the educational program…

Unit #1 needs your help

By Sandra Kean-Wolfer Help us save the Washington Horseman Tacoma Unit #1!!! The Tacoma Unit has been the center of the horse show world in the Pacific Northwest for decades. This wonderful venue has touched the hearts of so many people. From world champion riders to beginning 4-H kids. People come from far and wide…

August 25 & 26 – Lacamas Fair

It is the biggest little fair in Pierce County. The Lacamas Community Fair, on 8th avenue South isn’t on what most county resident would consider a main street. This is the most family and children friendly fair you can find. The dates are August 25th & 26th, 2018. It starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4…

Irreparable Damage – Permits? Really?

[Editor Note: This is the neighborhood I grew up in. My family property at nearby Shady Acres airport has been in the family since 1965.] By Marianne Lincoln Around mid-July, large earth moving equipment started rolling across a former dairy farm along 208th Street East in Spanaway/Frederickson. A considerable portion of this land is Federally listed…

April 8th – Daffodil Grand Floral Parade

Since 1934, the Daffodil Festival has been a part of Pierce County’s lifestyle. From the events visited by each high school’s princesses, the Queen Coronation, maritime parade and the magnificent mutt show, to the Grand Floral Parade in in Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting, residents love showing off their communities. This year’s Queen is Marin Sasaki…

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start March 28

[Editor note: I would rather title that, annual poison application on the roadside plants, just keep that in mind for your pets & children. Also, if you see the county contractors spraying where they should not, like in wetland areas, please photograph and/or report it!] County roadsides will get an annual makeover this spring and summer….

Well water? HB1382 might affect you

House Bill 1382 is a response to the Hirst Decision from the Washington State Supreme Court last year. That decision made new rules for tapping underground water for property owners in Washington State, effectively slowing development in rural areas by controlling whether or not a well could be drilled based on a required professional assessment…

Proposed changes to Agricultural Resource Lands

In recent years, Pierce County has received an increasing number of questions from residents about zoning in rural land and farmland preservation. To help clarify the process by which rural land is zoned, the Pierce County Council asked a consultant team earlier this year to evaluate how the County’s Planning and Land Services department designates…

Garden Club Grant

Reminder: Tacoma Garden Club Small Grants Application Information with a revised process for submission at the bottom of this message. We are hoping to receive additional applications before December 1, so please consider this opportunity, or share with others that may be interested! Announcing Availability of Tacoma Garden Club Small Grant Opportunity for 2016-17  The…

Pierce County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse hosts Open House for new Applicants

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse is accepting applications to volunteer with the group. An Open House will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Parkland-Spanaway Sherriff’s Precinct for people interested in joining the posse. The Mounted Posse is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to patriotism, recreation and social relationships….