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May 30

Other Ways to Help Improve Water Quality

Posted to Water Quality Improvement on May 30, 2017 at 1:49 PM by Allan Warren

Curb MarkingCurb Marking, Work Parties, & Stewardship Groups
There are lots of ways that you can get involved with our Water Quality team over the summer to help make sure we all have clean water. Learn about a few of them here and find your perfect summer activity!

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May 30

Visiting Church Group Leaves Lasting Impression

Posted to Habitat Improvement on May 30, 2017 at 11:59 AM by Allan Warren

Churchgroup OptionFifth graders from Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary and high schoolers from Massachusetts worked together to plant nearly 250 shrubs in Orting. The high school group connected with the District for their spring break service project and the elementary students learned about the benefits of plants and ecosystems as part of their participation.

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Aug 30

Site Stewards Tend to Habitat Plantings

Posted to Habitat Improvement on August 30, 2016 at 11:54 AM by Allan Warren

Reise Planting (pg 7)For the past several years, PCD has had the pleasure of working with PCC Farmland Trust to install a hedgerow and enhance a riparian buffer at the historic Reise farm near Orting (now known as Four Elements Farm). The first 700’ of hedgerow was installed in the spring of 2014; another 1000’ was planted this past spring. In between, volunteers planted 820 trees and shrubs along Ball Creek, a tributary to the Puyallup River whose headwaters start on this property. And how, you might ask, are all these plants doing?

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