Deadline for Clover Creek stormwater presentations

8/31 deadline for Presentation Proposals on the topic of Stormwater in the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Final Notice: The Chambers Clover Creek Watershed Council invites individuals with knowledge or expertise on the topic of Stormwater to submit a short topic abstract to be considered for the annual Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Issues Forum, scheduled for the late…

83-9 Pierce County Critical Water Supply

In 1983, the Pierce County Council designated the water supply as critical. This is the document from county files in PDF form. In the face of the Council Planning Committee Meeting on August 19, 2020 regarding building a dense urban area over a sole source aquifer, this may be relevant to know. Here are the…

OK Hwy Closure at 252nd Street E

Orting-Kapowsin Highway East will be closed south of 252nd Street East July 31 to mid-August Orting-Kapowsin Highway East will be closed about 400 feet south of 252nd Street East from July 31 to mid-August while a box culvert is replaced. The work is part of a larger project that will run from July 27 to…

July 2 – Spanaway Lake closes because of toxic algae

TACOMA – PIERCE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT – On July 2, the Health Department closed Spanaway Lake because of high toxic algae levels. Test results show the algae contain toxins at levels that are harmful to people and pets. You should stay out of the water and not use it for recreation— don’t swim, wade, waterski, or…

Final Environmental Impact Statement released

From Pierce County: The draft updates have progressed through public open houses, land use advisory commission meetings and the Planning Commission’s final recommendations to the County Council. Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the council’s consideration process has been postponed. Final Environmental Impact Statement released Part of the update process…

Earth Day at 50 years – April 22, 1970

Editor: Marianne Lincoln 50 years ago today in the United States, we held the very first Earth Day. I was 13 years old and in 7th grade at Bethel Junior High. We cleaned up landscaping and planted flowers. We drew pictures of Earth and other planetary art work. We heard the new movement of environmentalists…

Owner Will Maintain? Make sure your sign is up!

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start March 23 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 23 and continue through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applications will occur through the end of November as needed….

Jan. 23 Friends of Spanaway Lake

FOSL – Friends of Spanaway Lake will be holding it’s annual meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Rainier Room of Sprinker Recreation Center from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The agenda includes electing several board positions. There will also be an update on decreasing phosphorus and algae in Spanaway Lake.  

Toxic chemicals found on Brookdale site

The development of the Brookdale Golf Course and its associated historical assets has been controversial for many years. The presence of wagon ruts on the property was preserved by the golf course management, as well as the cemetery of its early settlers. Now officially sold to Ichijo USA Co. LTS of Redmond, the golf course…

Jan. 23, 2020 Spanaway Lake Meeting

FOSL – Friends of Spanaway Lake will be holding it’s annual meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Rainier Room of Sprinker Recreation Center. Friends of Spanaway Lake consists of people living on and around the lake and other concerned citizens in the area. They are organized as a non-profit charitable tax exempt organization…