Multi-Farm Restoration Party
Join us on September 30 for a multi-farm restoration party in Tacoma! Nancy’s Ditch is a historical agricultural drainage in the Clear Creek watershed between Tacoma and Puyallup. Now inundated with dense stands of reed canary grass run-amok, this planting will install native trees and shrubs that as they mature, will provide shade that helps suppress the grass.
South Prairie Creek Preserve Planting
Between 2005-2008, hundreds of volunteers helped plant thousands of trees and shrubs at the District’s South Prairie Creek Preserve. Now, a large project to improve in-stream salmon habitat is in the works that will include construction of a half-mile long side channel, among other things. Also included is the planting of approximately 37 acres, which starts this fall. Seeing salmon in the creek during this planting is almost guaranteed!
Salmon Creek Planting
Salmon Creek is a tributary to the lower White River in Sumner that still supports salmon, despite many sections of degraded habitat. This planting will improve riparian conditions along almost 1000’ of the stream, with native plants that will suppress reed canary grass, shade the stream, and provide habitat for local wildlife.