Chambers - Clover Creek Watershed Council
The mission of the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Council is to promote the protection and enhancement of the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed.
The Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Council (CCWC) provides an opportunity for local agencies and citizen groups to coordinate their efforts to benefit the watershed. The council is committed to improving the health of the watershed by working to improve fish habitat, water quality and foster a sense of stewardship among watershed residents.
Meetings & Events
Upcoming Watershed Council Meetings & Events:
- August 18: Field Trip to Titlow Park. Details and RSVP here.
- September 15 Meeting: Habitat Work Schedule and Salmon Projects
- October 20 Meeting: Small Grants Final Reports (3)
- November 17: 5th annual Watershed Issues Forum (on Groundwater) RSVP here.
- December 15: Winter Social
When: Third Wednesday of most months from 3:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Meetings are being held virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic via Zoom. Join our mailing list to receive the meeting link and materials.
About the Watershed
The watershed extends from the town of Ruston on Commencement Bay south to DuPont, and east to Frederickson, covering about 149 square miles. Major lakes include American, Spanaway, Steilacoom, Gravelly, and Tule. Major streams are Chambers, Clover, Spanaway, Morey, Murray, Flett, Leach, Puget and Peach.
Seven municipalities, three military installations, and one drainage district, as well as Pierce County, have jurisdiction concerning water quality. The cities are: Tacoma, Lakewood, Fircrest, University Place, Steilacoom, DuPont, and Ruston. In 2018, the watershed's population was approximately 409,843 or 2,751 people per square mile.
Clover Creek and pond next to Springbrook Park in Lakewood
High flows at Bogerts ladder, 3/6/21
Communications Chair Janet Spingath at Educators Night at the Museum
Chambers Dam Field Trip - Aug.2018
Educational signage installed at Parkland Prairie next to Clover Creek
City of Tacoma's Flett Creek holding basin - located in Lakewood, WA
Pedestrian bridge at Springbrook Park, Lakewood WA
Flett Creek field trip overlooking wetland, July 2019
Chambers Dam from middle of stream, 8/4/19
Historic Flett Dairy site, now restoration project for Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood WA, July 2019
Portion of Clover Creek with asphalt lining
Clover Creek dry in late summer at Schibig-Lakeview Preserve, Spanaway WA
Old Pilings at Titlow Beach, Tacoma
Fallen Pine Tree across Morey Creek, 3/8/21
Old Garry Oak Tree - Lakewood WA, July 2019
Turtles on Snake Lake, Tacoma WA
Chambers Dam with new ladder, 8/31/12
August 2019 field trip to Forterra's Schibig Lakeview Preserve, Spanaway WA
Weir at Gravelly Lk Rd, 3/6/21
Annual Watershed Issues Forum - Nov.2018
The Stewardship Committee relies on volunteers to make a difference!
pond at high water, 2/4/21
C street, stormwater outfall, 9/25/20
- Renee Buck, Chair
- Cindy Haverkamp, Vice Chair
- Al Schmauder, Treasurer & Stewardship Chair
- Rikki McGee, Secretary
- Janet Spingath, Communications Chair
- Ione Clagett, at-large member
- Derek Faust, at-large member
- Kris Kauffman, Historian @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
- 2018-23 Action Agenda
- 2021 Annual Work Plan
- CCWC WRIA 12 Action
- Bylaws 5/20/20
- Self-Guided Watershed Exploration Map
- Septic Systems O&M at Lake Tapps (3/17/21 presentation slides)
- WRIA12 WREC Plan Briefing
- Contacts List: Report Environmental Concerns (by topic)
- Creating Backyard Habitats Brochure (Audubon 2019)
- Creating Backyard Habitats Brochure (Audubon 2018)
- Pierce County Environmental Education Resources
- Chambers-Clover Historic Flows
- Riparian Vegetation Best Practices
- Rules for Aquatic Plant Removal and Control (WDFW)
- Tips on Land & Water Management for Puget Sound Rural Living
Phone: (253) 798-2485
7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 109
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322