Jan 18

Press Release: We Hired a New Executive Director!

Posted on January 18, 2022 at 12:45 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

PUYALLUP, WA - January 17, 2022 – Pierce Conservation District (PCD), a government agency that works with local landowners and public agencies to conserve natural resources, announced today it has hired its first-ever female Executive Director, Dana Coggon. Coggon, a Tacoma resident, steps into her new position on January 17th. For the last fifteen years, Coggon has been the Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Coordinator and has an exceptional leadership record. She also has a strong science background with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in agriculture, weed science, and pest management. 

A woman with short brown hair and pale skin leans against a fence and smiles next to a barn.

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Nov 02

4th Annual Orca Recovery Day a Region Wide Success

Posted on November 2, 2021 at 4:22 PM by Allan Warren

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Volunteers from Whatcom Conservation District's Orca Recovery Day event celebrate a great day of volunteering and habitat restoration. This was one of 85 events across the Pacific Northwest on October 16th, which brought together 100 organization partners and 1,900 participants.


Throughout the Pacific Northwest on October 16th, nearly 100-organizations joined the Puget Sound Conservation District caucus to host 85-events that support the recovery of endangered Southern Resident Orca Whales. Along with Congressmembers Kim Schrier and Derek Kilmer, over 1,900-participants engaged in restoring vital salmon habitat, picking up trash, removing invasive weeds, or simply learning about the challenges facing this iconic species and how they could help. These combined efforts of well over 4,300 volunteer hours resulted in over 22-acres of habitat restored, another 17-acres of invasive weeds removed, and over 13,500 native plants installed.

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Sep 20

Puyallup Watershed New Focal Point of Puget Sound Recovery

Posted on September 20, 2021 at 8:33 AM by Allan Warren

PRWCAfter two years of work, the Puyallup River Watershed Council has successfully elevated the Puyallup – White River Watershed as a vital area of focus for ecosystem recovery, both for the region, and nationally. On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 the Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council unanimously voted to make the Puyallup River Watershed Council a new Local Integrating Organization (LIO), ensuring that recovery of the local ecosystem is community based and supported by local, state, and federal agencies.


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