Spanaway Lakefest weekend Sept 9-10

The 2017 Yapachino Memorial Regatta Nationals, limited hydroplanes will be at Spanaway Lake September 9 – 10, 2017. Expect rooster tails and lots of noise for a couple days between 10 am and 6 pm. There will be boats on display and food trucks at Spanaway Park, you are welcome to come down and be…

Rooster Tails on Spanaway Lake Sept 10-11

The APBA, Yapachino Memorial Regatta will be held on Spanaway Lake Sept 10-11, 2016. The races will be for limited’s, inboard hydros that are smaller than those in the Seattle races, still as impressive when they are nearby. 162nd & Lakeside Drive will have the booth with the official time keepers. The boat launch will…

Sept. 10-11, All About Steam Weekend

Foss Waterway Seaport — We are thrilled to welcome back the Northwest Steam Society who will bring a collection of their steamers to moor at the Seaport’s dock. The boat owners will share their steamers with Museum guests, demo and explain how they work, plus answer all your “steam” questions. They will provide plenty of steam whistle…

Delano Beach boat restrictions

Please note the March 23, 2015 Public Safety and Human Services Committee Meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. This is notice of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee and final Council hearings on Proposal No. 2015-7. An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Section 8.88.500 of the Pierce County Code, “Saltwater Areas,” Restricting…

Shipwrecks of the Nisqually Reach – Feb. 8

Hello All The DuPont Historical Society and Museum are sponsoring Captain Ethan Allen’s power point presentation “The Shipwrecks of the Nisqually Reach” Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:00 p.m. at the historic DuPont Community Presbyterian Church, 502 Barksdale Ave., DuPont WA 98327. The talk will include the history and legacy of the shipwrecks, which are visible…

Study of Pierce County Ferry System underway

A study of the Pierce County Ferry System is currently underway to evaluate potential alternatives for the system, such as changes to the schedule and improvements to existing facilities. During the Waterborne Transportation Study, Pierce County will analyze population and demographic changes projected through 2034, identify changes to ferry service that would enhance the economic…

Rowing?

Hope your 2014 was great and your 2015 will be even better!  Here’s a short little video about what might be coming for Pierce County – with a little help from our friends. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9nAAJtYVQY — William (Bill) Pickard                          (206) 849-7039 Founder & Director Emeritus, George Pocock Rowing Foundation Lake Kapowsin Trust       bpickard@pickard-murphy.com 3213 East Alder Street, Seattle, Washington…

Pierce County Ferry fares to increase Jan. 1, 2015

Fares to ride the Pierce County Ferry will increase by 3 percent in 2015 across all rider categories except for youth. “This is the second part of a two-step increase needed to help cover increased operational and maintenance expenses,” said Deb Wallace, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities airport and ferry administrator. Fares also increased…

Spanaway Lakefest this weekend!

By Marianne Lincoln I made that up, sounds good doesn’t it? Spanaway Lakefest. It needed it’s own name. Its actually a really an exciting event that takes over the lake with roaring hydros, the park with bustling crews, visitors and vendors and fills Spanaway with the same great sound as Seafest in Seattle! It’s the annual races…

Ferry rates/schedules change May 1

Peak season on the Pierce County ferry will bring changes to fare rates. Peak season runs May 1 to Sept. 30. Riders should also be aware of several schedule changes that go into effect May 1 that will be in place year-round. Peak season rates and schedule Peak season fare rates start May 1 for…