Jun 01

ROBB KREHBIEL JOINS THE PCD FAMILY!

Posted on June 1, 2021 at 10:47 AM by Allan Warren

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Robb is excited to join the PCD team as the Green Stormwater Program Manager. He lives in southeast Tacoma and enjoys spending time in his raingarden (which was installed thanks to the PCD assistance program!).


Prior to PCD, Robb was the Northwest Representative for Defenders of Wildlife in Seattle where he worked on advocacy efforts and community projects to benefit either grizzly bears or orcas. This included the Orcas Love Raingardens program, which he co-founded in Tacoma in 2017 (and was when he was first introduced to PCD).


Before joining Defenders, Robb was the Yellowstone Wildlife Fellow with the National Parks Conservation Association. In this role, he helped ranchers modify their fences to make them wildlife-friendly. He also worked on several GIS projects in Montana as an independent consultant, including identifying carnivore connectivity areas and recommending bighorn sheep conservation strategies. Prior to moving to Montana, Robb was the Program Associate with Environment Washington in Seattle. There, he worked on banning plastic bags in over a dozen cities (including Seattle).


Robb graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland with a Master’s of Science in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drake University with two Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science and Politics. 


Jun 01

PIERCE COUNTY TRAILS DAY AND OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Posted on June 1, 2021 at 10:29 AM by Allan Warren

Pierce County Trails Day
Pierce County Trails Day
Saturday, July 31st, 9:00am-12pm
Clark’s Creek Park South Trail Head – 1701 12th Ave SW, Puyallup

Join Puyallup Habitat Stewards, Pierce Conservation District, Tahoma Audubon, and community on a guided tour of the 4.2-mile Puyallup Loop Trail.  Make friends, enjoy the sights and sounds, and last but certainly not least learn a few things about birds from a local Tahoma Audubon bird expert!!

Bonus!  We will walk past 5 active habitat stewardship sites and you will learn about the many ways you can improve these spaces.

RSVP:  CLICK HERE or contact Caleb (CalebM@piercecd.org)

Weekday Restoration Work PartiesWeekday work parties

Summer is here and a lot of you want to spend most of your time outdoors, and we have the perfect opportunity for you! 

Traditionally our volunteer opportunities are on Saturdays, but we have heard that many of you are available Monday – Friday to help, and we would like to work with you too.

All ages welcome! All you have to do is contact us and let us know some dates/times you are available, and we will work to get a staff member there to support your interest. 

Interested?!  Let us know by filling out our online form and we will contact you to work out the details.

RSVP: CLICK HERE or contact Caleb (CalebM@piercecd.org)




Jun 01

MACROINVERTEBRATE MONITORING & STREAM TEAM

Posted on June 1, 2021 at 10:23 AM by Allan Warren

Macro - Hacketts Pictured here are Dave and Cindy Hackett sampling for macroinvertebrates in Huge Creek

Macroinvertebrate Monitoring


We will be partnering again with Pierce County Surface Water Management to sample creeks for macroinvertebrates. A simple sampling of aquatic macroinvertebrates can tell us a lot about stream health. This is a great opportunity to participate in field research and get outside during the summer!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Belinda at belindap@piercecd.org. COVID protocols will be followed.


Stream Team


Stream Team is a volunteer water quality monitoring program operating in Pierce County since 1994. Monitors measure pH, dissolved oxygen, nitrates, turbidity, water temperature, flow and record habitat observations on prioritized sites.

Goals include:

  • Watershed education
  • Involve the public in community science monitoring
  • Increase available water quality data
  • Identify areas of concern

If you would like to be put on a waiting listing for a training, please contact Belinda at belindap@piercecd.org.