Conservation Corner

May 30

[ARCHIVED] Other Ways to Help Improve Water Quality

The original item was published from May 30, 2017 1:45 PM to May 30, 2017 1:49 PM

Curb MarkingCurb Marking
Have you noticed the curb marking decals next to storm drains? Ever wondered how they got there? The Pierce Conservation District coordinates curb markings across Pierce County and you have the opportunity to get involved!

When stormwater runs off impervious surfaces like streets, pollutants and trash run off with it into drains. This pollution flows directly into our watersheds and can harm aquatic life.

We would like your help in making sure our waters stay clean and healthy for all to use. Curb markings are done during the summer when it will be dry for 24 hours before and after drains are marked. Bonus! This is a fun summer camp/scout activity! If you are interested in volunteering for curb markings, please contact Belinda Paterno at or call (253) 845-9770 x109.

Meeker Minions Work Parties
The Meeker Minions Habitat Stewards continue to work hard at maintaining and restoring the new beautiful habitat at our Meeker Creek Restoration Site in Puyallup. The (self-named) Minions hold work parties the last Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come lend a hand and learn how rewarding it is to be a Habitat Steward!

If you are interested in attending a Meeker Minions work party, please contact Caleb at
New Volunteer Habitat Stewardship GroupsHabitat stewardship
There are two new habitat stewardship groups formed in the Fircrest and University Place areas. In Fircrest, the Gilmur Grubbers have taken on maintaining Thelma Gilmur Park, the only wetland park in Fircrest. The group meets the first Monday of the month from 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

In University Place, a group has formed at Adriana Hess Wetland Park to take on habitat stewardship. This is also the location of the Tahoma Audubon Society. The Adriana Hess group meets the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

If you are interested in helping to maintain these open spaces, please contact Belinda Paterno at or call (253) 845-9770 x109.