Jun 01

June is Ocean Month!

Posted on June 1, 2022 at 4:34 PM by Mary Krauszer

Colorful seaweed at the waterline at low tide. Photo taken at Titlow Park, Tacoma.

June is Ocean Month! 

The White House has proclaimed June 2022 as Ocean Month to “celebrate the beauty and power of our ocean…(and) remember our shared responsibility to protect and preserve it.” The Puget Sound, connected as a part of the Salish Sea connected to the Pacific Ocean, is our local link to Ocean Month. The ecological, cultural, and economic value of the Puget Sound to our region cannot be overstated. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish people have relied on the natural resources and processes tied to marine waters for their sustenance, culture, and ways of life, including sustaining relatives like salmon and orca. In 2022, we recognize that our marine waters are imperiled, and it is our collective responsibility to steward our shared Puget Sound.

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Apr 14

Restoration Continues at South Prairie Creek Preserve!

Posted on April 14, 2022 at 2:55 PM by Lauryn Lopez

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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 plant installation effort on the north floodplain. Between October 2021 and March 2022, several new planting areas were the focus of our revegetation efforts near a very important section of South Prairie Creek. The work accomplished this planting season was made possible by the collaborative efforts of staff, interns, the Washington Conservation Corps, Earthcorps, and many community volunteers.

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Aug 26

Orca Recovery Day - Celebrating our 4th Year of Collective Impact

Posted on August 26, 2021 at 10:27 AM by Allan Warren

As we prepare for the 4th annual Orca Recovery Day, a Pacific Northwest region wide event that joins hundreds of organizations and thousands of people in action to recover the most iconic species of our region, it's important to take a look back and reflect on how this movement started and how much we have collectively accomplished. There's so much more work to be done, but with 3 new calves in the last year, including one mothered by Tahlequah, who's tragic tour of grief with her previous calf that died was what started the whole effort, there's reason for hope. But we can't stop now, we must keep working and together, we can restore the ecosystem that the endangered Southern Resident Orca Whales rely on for survival. We hope you'll join us October 16th for this year's Orca Recovery Day!

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