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Feb 08

2019 Green Partnership Fund Grant Awards

Posted to Conservation Corner by Allan Warren

The Farm
Students at The Farm at Franklin Pierce, a 2019 Green Partnership Fund grant recipient, not only learn the basics of farming and how to grow food, they help contribute over 40,000lbs of fresh produce to the Franklin Pierce School District cafeterias each year!
The Green Partnership Fund, our small grants program, makes a big impact on our community. Like last year, it was a tough selection process for our committee of dedicated volunteers, who had to narrow the funding list down from 22 proposals requesting over $315,000, to just eight projects. While challenging, the committee was

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Dec 10

Environmental Education Updates

Posted to Environmental Education by Allan Warren

Water FestivalNow in its 16th year, the Children’s Water Festival is scheduled for March 19, 2019 at the University of Puget Sound. PCD coordinates this annual event for local 5th graders, bringing together 700 students and 120 volunteers for this day of learning. Over 40 organizations contribute their time and energy to offer hands-on learning experiences for the students as they travel around the campus.

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Dec 03

2018 Fall Plantings

Posted to Habitat Improvement by Allan Warren

Dropstone PlantingMuch appreciation to the many volunteers who came out to the Dropstone Farm and South Prairie planting events this past September and October. The beautiful fall sunshine provided a lovely backdrop to the hard work and friendly chatter that resulted in nearly 2,000 plants installed between these two sites. As they grow, these trees and shrubs will provide many important ecosystem functions and transform their respective landscapes.

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