Conservation Corner

Dec 01

[ARCHIVED] Fall Was a Successful Season of Plantings

The original item was published from December 1, 2015 10:02 AM to December 1, 2015 10:04 AM

Murray Creek1st Annual Green Puyallup Day 
The Green Puyallup Partnership is the most recent addition to the Green City Partnerships family. Formed in 2015, the Green Puyallup Partnership is a public-private venture between the City of Puyallup, Pierce Conservation District, Forterra, other nonprofits, businesses, and community members. The Green Puyallup Partnership’s vision is to restore and maintain natural open spaces that support healthy ecosystems and waterways through community stewardship. 

To celebrate this new partnership and help our long-standing Habitat Steward teamMeeker 3 at Silver Creek we brought 12 community volunteers onto the site to move their project forward by planting 170 trees and shrubs. If you would like to help support the ongoing efforts of this site ask Melissa ( to connect you with this stewardship group. Typical work parties are the first Saturday of each month.

Camp Murray
Many hands made easy work in planting 600 native trees and shrubs along this kokanee salmon bearing stream. 60 cadets and 43 volunteers worked side by side to plant and mulch these plants into their forever homes.

McKinley Depave Planting
To complete the transformation of the McKinley Business District 42 volunteers planted nearly 3,000 shrubs along 2 ½ blocks of the McKinley Ave corridor. We are looking for interested folks to water these plants over the next 3 years, so if you are interested in helping this site establish, contact Melissa at

MeekerCreekMeeker Creek Restoration Project
A busy fall of 4 separate planting events has led to 10,000 native trees and shrubs being planted in this floodplain. Once a reed canary grass infested field, this site is now an active floodplain that holds water in flood events, reducing the impact to neighboring properties. One neighbor posted on Facebook that fall rain events that normally filled his basement are no longer a concern! It is working! We still have some finishing touches to do at this site, so mark your calendars for February 27 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. to join us on site. RSVP with Melissa at