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Nov 25

[ARCHIVED] Welcoming Bonney Lake to the District

The original item was published from November 25, 2015 11:54 AM to November 25, 2015 11:54 AM

LakeDebraJane2The City Council of Bonney Lake recently approved a measure to become one of the District’s partner jurisdictions, opening up residents to our full suite of services. We are thrilled to welcome the City of Bonney Lake as our newest jurisdiction partner and look forward to serving the community to improve conservation and food access efforts.

The District actually has been working with the City for more than a decadeBonney Lake on a sporadic annual contract basis. The District began working with the City in 2004 through our volunteer lake monitoring program, originally training 13 volunteer monitors who provided the City with data for an annual lake report. This program continued annually until 2008, but budget constraints curtailed District support beyond that.

The volunteers, however, remained steadfast in their dedication to monitoring the water quality of Bonney and Debra Jane Lakes and were able to keep their monitoring efforts going even without District support. These efforts ultimately led to 2010 contract between the City and the District to produce Annual Lake Reports covering 2009 – 2011 and again last year to produce the reports covering 2012 – 2014.

Now, with the City joining our network of jurisdictions, we can begin providing Bonney Lake residents with all of our other services, which weren’t available in the annual contracts. These services include community gardens, fruit gleaning, farm planning, rain gardens, and all the numerous workshops we put on.

If you would like to learn more about our programs and services check out our website at www.piercecd.org and feel free to reach out to our staff with any specific questions.