Hearings Examiner on Brookdale Golf Course

This link is the report from the Pierce County Hearings Examiner on the development at the Brookdale Golf Course. It is a PDF file. Brookdale PDD Hearings Examiner 2 21 2019

Water, ecology and our SSA

Here is a link to one of the more important and challenging things you can read. It is the Department of Ecology information on aquifer recharge and the Growth Management Act. ECY GMA critical recharge The Centers and Corridors area being rezoned for high density development sits on a Sole Source Aquifer (SSA) recharged by…

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start March 25

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 25, and continue through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applications will occur through the end of November as needed. Only federal and state-approved herbicides are used. Pierce…

Lakewood Water Pipeline? Meeting Feb. 6

At this time, there is a plan for city density development in the communities of Frederickson, South Hill, Spanaway and Parkland. The key question is: Will there be enough water? Federal Law prohibits pumping water from another source (Tacoma’s Green River Water) into our Sole Source Aquifer. Can Spanaway Water, Firgrove Water, Rainier View Water…

Major County Rezoning Proposal

The area Pierce County identified 2 years ago as “The City of Pierce” is now being slated for a zoning density increase in the area from Pacific Avenue on the West to Meridian on the East and 112th Street to 176th Street. This will affect all people the own single family homes and property! Request:…

Pierce County Planning at Frederickson Meeting Sept. 15

Greetings, The Pierce County Planning Department has agreed to send representatives to our Saturday morning FCCCC meeting. We hope to get updated information on the Industrial Park that is being developed on about 250 acres in our community. The original proposal was for a lumber mill on the Southern portion of the site and an…

But wait! Is it really decided? 208th St.

From Cindy Beckett, Watershed Steward – regarding the 208th Street development There is a great deal of confusion on this issue.  The below letter from Ecology clearly says “Frederickson 40 warehouse project.”  The person I spoke with at the USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers or AC) said it was for warehouses and industrial buildings. …

A mixed-use industrial facility on 208th

[Editor Note: This is a response received from the Department of Ecology about the wetlands and the Sierra Pacific Project between 200th and 208th Street] Thank you for contacting the Department of Ecology regarding the development in the Frederickson/Spanaway area.  I understand your concerns and frustrations, but the information Ecology has given you previously is…

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…

Sierra Pacific – 208th Street – Wetland

[Guest column on the Army Corps “decision” 2014 Sierra Pacific site on 208th St. in Spanaway] Letter To: Dennis Hanberg; Scott Sissons; Bruce Dammeier: I have contacted the USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers) staff personnel now in charge of this area and am waiting for them to call back.  Meantime, I am proceeding…

Native Plant ID Walk

Native Plant ID Walk with WA Native Plant Society South Sound Chapter, Nisqually Whitewater Reach, near Yelm Date/Time: Saturday, May 26th from 10:00 am to noon Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Description: 1.5 mile round-trip walk Explore the Whitewater Reach of the Nisqually River while learning about native trees, shrubs, and a variety of other understory plant…

Comments on wetland and stream protection due soon!

Hello friends, The Clean Water Act is one of the cornerstones of water protection for the entire country. Now, Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is working to undo years of work by removing critical wetlands and streams from the act’s protection. We can’t let this happen. Urge the EPA to keep wetlands and streams under…