Apr 27

County Council Proclaims May as Wildfire Awareness Month

Posted on April 27, 2022 at 4:59 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

Norse Peak on fire in 2017. Smoke takes up over half of the picture.Pierce County, WA - The Pierce County Council issued a proclamation at its April 26th meeting instituting May as the County’s “Wildfire Awareness Month.” The proclamation underscores how wildfire risk and severity in Western Washington is trending in the wrong direction, along with the need to deliver meaningful action to mitigate these risks.

Over the past few years, wildfires have begun to show up in our “backyards.” With our summers getting drier, hotter, and smokier, we're all looking for ways to protect ourselves from wildfire risks.


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Apr 27

Restoration Continues at South Prairie Creek Preserve!

Posted on April 27, 2022 at 2:16 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

A volunteer plants Western Red Cedar at Orca Recovery day.Restoration efforts continue at Pierce Conservation District’s South Prairie Creek Preserve! In mid-October, we kicked off the fall planting season with a large-scale planting on the north floodplain. Between October 2021 and March 2022, several new planting areas were the focus of our revegetation efforts. Read on to learn about the restoration accomplished over the fall and spring and the challenges we faced on the way.

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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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