May 28

SAYING GOODBYE TO JAYME GORDON, HABITAT IMPROVEMENT & ENVIRONTMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Posted on May 28, 2021 at 10:16 AM by Allan Warren

Jayme 3A NOTE FROM JAYME:

The past year has been characterized by a lot of uncertainty, change, and a sense of shifting ground. I haven’t been immune to these things, and after a lot of reflection and careful thought, over a long period of time, I’ve made the decision to leave PCD.

This chapter happens to close just a few weeks before my 23rd work anniversary. I am extremely proud of the long list of accomplishments I can put my name on in these 23 years. Growing the Stream Team program. Building the

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May 28

SHORELINE PLANTING ON HERRON ISLAND PUTS FIRST-EVER SHORE FRIENDLY MINI-GRANT PROJECT IN THE GROUND

Posted on May 28, 2021 at 9:14 AM by Allan Warren

ShoreFriendlyMiniGrant_Planting1Shoreline planting project completed on Herron Island. Photo Credit: Provided by landowner
On a chilly Saturday in March, a small group of friends gathered on the shoreline of Herron Island to install native plants and extend a drain line on Rebecca Adamson’s waterfront property. This project was the first to receive funds from Pierce Conservation District’s new Shore Friendly Mini-Grant program.

With a drizzly view of Case Inlet, the crew installed bare-root native plants from Conservation District plant sales with careful planting tubes to protect them from 

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May 28

FUNDING RENEWED FOR PCD'S MARINE SHORELINE EFFORTS

Posted on May 28, 2021 at 9:06 AM by Allan Warren

Failing Bulkhead Photo
Failing concrete bulkhead at the Tacoma DeMolay Sandspit Nature Preserve on Fox Island. Photo: PCD Staff

Shore Friendly Pierce Funding Extended

Pierce Conservation District launched the Shore Friendly Pierce program in 2019 to address the restoration and protection of our local shorelines under a two-year funding contract with the WA Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program (ESRP) and the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO).

With the latest state Capital Budget for the 2021-2023 biennium, lawmakers approved funding for the $15.7M ESRP budget, including approximately $2.5M for Shore Friendly programs throughout the region. Close to $661,000 of those funds will flow to the

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