Puyallup River Watershed Council
NEW: We are accepting letters if interest to fill up to four volunteer board member positions in early 2023. Read the position description if you'd like to learn more and apply by Dec. 15, 2022.
The PRWC's mission is to restore, protect and enhance the environmental, economic and cultural health of our watershed, from Mount Rainier to Commencement Bay. We are citizens and representatives of businesses, governments and other groups collaborating to achieve clean water, healthy habitats and thriving communities.
In 2011, the Puyallup River Watershed Foundation and the PRWC merged to create one IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In late 2018, the PRWC was recognized as the Local Integrating Organization (PWR-LIO) for the Puyallup-White River watershed (WRIA10). The PWR-LIO produced an Ecosystem Recovery Plan for our watershed in 2021. In 2022, they are developing an interactive online mapping tool and continuing to promote civic engagement opportunities and resources.
With 1,040 square miles, this is a large watershed including urban, rural, agricultural, marine, forest, and a mountain! The 2018 population is estimated at 423,684 or 404 people per square mile.
Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of most months from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Regular board meetings are open to the public and membership is not required to attend. Most meetings have a guest speaker on a topic of interest to the watershed council, noted next to the dates below. Starting in June 2022 we will host hybrid meeting that are on Zoom and in person at the Pierce Conservation District offices in Puyallup.
Upcoming PRWC Board Meetings:
- January 26, 2023 (tentative)
- February 23, 2023 (election)
- March 23, 2023
- December 8, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Puyallup Watershed Symposium in person or via Zoom. View the Call for Abstracts for speakers and poster presenters. Registration will open in late October. The event will be free this year.
- Save the date: October 7, 2023 for the Puyallup Watershed Salmon Homecoming Celebration
We welcome and encourage you to get involved with the committees and your watershed council. Committee meeting locations/dates and times vary, please contact the Watershed Coordinator for details. Opportunities to engage:
- Puyallup-White River Local Integrating Organization (quarterly)
- Swan Creek Implementation Team (quarterly)
- Communications Committee (monthly)
- Salmon Homecoming Team (as needed)
- Become a Board Member. Elections occur in February. Attend a few board meetings to get to know us first!
The WATERWAY - PRWC's newsletter
- Robby Wright, President
- Jenn Stebbings, Vice President
- Kurt Fremont, Secretary
- Mark Palmer, Treasurer
- Erik McDonald, Communications Officer
- Russ Ladley
- Allan Warren
- Linda Burgess
- Cindy Callahan
- Tom Kantz
- Mark Heckert
- Carrie Hernandez
- Laurie Larson-Pugh
- Dana Coggon
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Fin the Giant Salmon
Rainbow over Puyallup Historic Fish Hatchery
Spawning salmon in Clarks Creek
Field Trip to Greenwater River basin, walking through woods
Greenwater River, upper Puyallup watershed
Dispersed camping in USFS lands on Greenwater River
Salmon Storytelling Tent
Salmon on Ice
Floodplain Management Planner
Phone: (253) 798-2485
7:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322
In Person: Visit Suite 109