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….

Locate that building’s history

Have you ever been driving around Washington state and seen something that appeared to be incredibly historic and didn’t know how to find out more? Well, some of your wondering has a resource. The Department of Archaeology and Historical Preservation’s Wisaard online database provides access to the state’s inventory of historic properties including properties listed on the…

PLU Berry Festivals begin today – June 10

Every year Pacific Lutheran University celebrates the summer with their Berry Festivals. On June 10, it is the strawberry that is featured. Music and atmosphere is provided along with the berries, ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream. The event is held starting at 11:30 a.m. From PLU – “The Annual Berry Festivals at PLU are…

Puget Sound Starts Here Month challenges residents to protect local waters

PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County is teaming up with hundreds of organizations across Puget Sound to challenge residents to commit to at least one Sound-healthy action during May’s Puget Sound Starts Here Month. “In Pierce County, we have many scenic vistas of mountains and Puget Sound reflected in our public waters,” said Pat McCarthy, county…