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…

Thank you for 5 years!

By Marianne Lincoln Today is the 5th anniversary of the Pierce Prairie Post. Five years ago, I was debating with myself if I could get enough information, photos, stories to make it work. Thank you to everyone who sends me press releases, stories, photos and leads! You are the ones who help me make it…

Spanaway Lake Watershed

As promised, the draft Spanaway Lake Watershed-scale Stormwater Management Plan is available for review on our website: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/spanawaywatershedplan     Background:  The Spanaway Lake Watershed-scale Stormwater Management Plan is a requirement of the Washington State Phase I Municipal Stormwater Permit (2013-18).  The Permit requires watershed modeling to predict whether water quality standards for temperature, copper,…

Winning! – at Freddie Fest

Saturday was the annual Freddie Fest at the Sound Life Church on the corner of 176th Street and 36th Avenue, just south of Clover Creek Elementary School. It was a day almost as hot as the chili in the contest. Hundreds of beautiful restored cars, trucks and vans, almost a dozen chili competitors, vendors, bouncy…

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…

County Charter Change to Prosecutor’s Office?

Editorial – Marianne Lincoln The Pierce County Council is making Charter changes again. This time they are looking at the Prosecutor’s Office, to make it non-partisan. No one seeking political office is truly non-partisan. All a voter has to do is look up a candidate’s political donations and see who is giving them money. The…

Citizens – Arm Yourself

The best citizens in a democracy are those who know what is happening around them. Here are links to legislation that is proposed and actions being taken… Pierce County Council Washington Legislature Congress    

Muck Creek Bridge closure – 8th Ave. E.

[Pole Line Road, Kinsman, 8th Avenue East] Muck Creek bridge along 8th Avenue East to close July 17 for replacement A bridge over the North Fork of Muck Creek will close for about four months starting July 17 while it is replaced. The 32-foot-long bridge, which is located along 8th Avenue East about a one-half…

PICNIC – Spanaway Historical Society, July 16

Sunday, July 16 is the Annual Meeting and Picnic for the Spanaway Historical Society at the Prairie House Museum,  812 E. 176th Street in Spanaway, Washington. The picnic begins a little before noon on Sunday. Hamburgers, hotdogs and lemonade are supplied and the participants bring potluck dishes, salads and desserts. Many of the attendees are…

Countywide burn ban to begin July 15

Pierce County Fire Marshal Warner Webb has announced a countywide burn ban effective Saturday, July 15 at 8 a.m., until further notice. The limited ban was prompted by long-range forecasts of continued lack of precipitation, issued jointly with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The burn ban applies…

July 7 – GBA Golf Tournament

Hello GBA Members and Friends, Come on down to the High Cedars Golf Course in Orting tomorrow (Friday July 7th) and participate with us in the Graham Business Assn. Annual Golf Tournament. 50% of the proceeds will go to the Charlie’s Dinosaur project. It’s a shotgun start at 1:00. If you are not a golfer,…