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3 p.m. in the afternoon on Tuesdays is the regular meeting time of the Pierce County Council. Most of us at working at that time of day or are stuck in traffic and cannot be in downtown Tacoma a the Council Office even when we seriously want to complain about an action they are taking….

How does our economy compare?

Most of the residents in Pierce County, Washington are very aware of the growth rates. National media is telling us we were the fastest growing county in the nation this past year. National media has also labeled Washington State as one of the most, if not the most desirable places to live in the nation….

Nisqually Community Forest Barbecue and Public Meeting on October 13

NISQUALLY LAND TRUST — The Nisqually Community Forest will host a free barbecue for the public from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, at Wellspring Spa in Ashford. Wellspring is located at 54922 Kernahan Road East, near the main entrance to Mount Rainier National Park and just off State Route 706. The meeting is open…

Events abound!

August 10 – 13 – Pierce County Fair in Graham (10am – 10pm, Th, F, S | Sun 10am – 6 pm) August 12 – Freddie Fest, in Frederickson Fridays – Orting Valley Farmer’s Market (3-7pm) August 19 – Garfield Street Fair in Parkland August 26 – 40th Annual LeMay/Marymount Car Show August 26027 – Lacamas Community…

Nisqually Land Trust Work Party May 24

Join us along the Nisqually River for another fun-filled morning of invasive weed control! Wednesday, May 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This week we will be at our Thurston Ridge protected area pulling Scotch Broom. This is another important step forward in the restoration of this site, and we could use your help! If interested,…

Wetlands and Pierce County – can they coexist?

By Marianne Lincoln Two developments currently in process are raising the eyebrows of planning and development watchers in the county. These are called Ally Brook and Phoebe’s Meadows. In Phoebes Meadows, the developer actually didn’t want to build as many houses (4) as PALS (Planning and Land Services) demanded he put on the parcel (10)….

Nature Walk on Saturday, May 13

Upcoming events for the Nisqually Land Trust Join us for our first Nature Walk on Saturday, May 13! River Walk at Nisqually River Shoreline near Yelm  Saturday, May 13, 10 am – 11:30 am George Walter, board member and founder of the Land Trust, will guide the walk and share stories about how this forested shoreline was preserved….

Inaugural Nature Walk on New Bud Blancher Trail

The Nisqually Land Trust is hosting its first-ever Bud Blancher Trail Nature Walk, along the Mashel River near Eatonville, on Saturday, August 8th, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. The easy, approximately five-mile walk is part of the Land Trust’s free Summer Nature Walk series. Executive Director Joe Kane will guide the group on the trail, which…

Nisqually River Shoreline Nature Walk, Yelm June 20

Nisqually River Shoreline Nature Walk, Yelm Saturday, June 20th 10 am – 2 pm Come experience one of the most dynamic stretches of the Nisqually River. Join us for a walk through reforested pastures to one of our favorite bends in the river – a perfect spot to watch birds, listen to the water flow and…

Nisqually Land Trust Nature Walk – Aug 2

Join us for a Nature Walk out at Red Salmon Creek near the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, next Saturday, August 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special guest George Walter will guide the walk along Red Salmon Creek, an important salmon-producing tributary of the Nisqually Delta, where you’ll be able to see the restoration efforts of Land Trust partners and volunteers in action. Over 4,500…

County Council suspends district meetings on Shoreline Management Program

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — Members of the Pierce County Councilhave announced the postponement of a series of meetings around the county to hear from residents about the proposed Shoreline Management Program. The delay is necessary in order to give the county more time to draft amendments to the proposal, among other reasons. “We were all…