Sep 04

Restoration Prep – Laying the Foundation for a Successful Planting

Posted on September 4, 2018 at 12:49 PM by Allan Warren

Chris mowing blackberriesLet’s cut to the chase: Preparing a habitat restoration site is usually a lot of work. Project areas have often experienced varying degrees of disturbance and alteration from their original environment. Invasive weeds almost always dominate the landscape. Habitat degradation that has transpired over the course of 

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Aug 31

Washington Conservation Corps

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 9:26 AM by Allan Warren

WCCThe District’s WCC crew celebrates a good day of hard work at the South Prairie Creek Preserve project site in July. L to R: Kelly Lewis (supervisor), Samuel Bubenzer, Justin LeMay, Kalea Steffe, Marinn Carpenter, and Clayton Berg.

Since last October, the District has been fortunate to sponsor a Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crew, in partnership with the City of Puyallup and Forterra. This group of five hard working young adults, plus their supervisor, have increased the District’s capacity and allowed more important restoration work to be completed. Among other projects, our WCC crew has performed critical tasks at nearly all our active planting sites doing site prep, plant installation, and maintenance. They have also done important work on the new Loop Trail in Puyallup that goes through restoration sites like Silver and Meeker Creek.
Aug 31

Knotweed Crew Making Good Progress

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 9:07 AM by Allan Warren

Knotweed Crew webThe District’s Knotweed Treatment Crew works July-September in the upper Nisqually and South Prairie Creek watersheds to remove this invasive plant from sensitive riparian areas. L to R: Sydney Westerland, Serenity Ainsworth, Kaytlyn Pepe, Ethan Greer, Jon Harris. 

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