Puyallup River Watershed Council
2021 Puyallup Watershed Symposium Call For Abstracts: Deadline extended to October 20, 2021. Read the full Call for Abstracts here.
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. On December 5, 2018, the PRWC was recognized as the Local Integrating Organization (PWR-LIO) for the Puyallup-White River watershed (WRIA10). The PWR-LIO is collaboratively developing an Ecosystem Recovery Plan for our watershed in 2020-21.
Visit the PWR-LIO page to learn more and get involved and sign up for the 5-part virtual series of Watershed Gatherings in September.
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.
Upcoming Board Meetings:
- September 23: 2020 Small Grants Final Report presentations (4); Community Rating System presentation by Dennis Dixon
- October 28: Flood Plan Update presentation by Brynne' Walker
- November: No meeting
- December: No meeting; Puyallup Watershed Symposium 12/2 (see below)
- Puyallup Watershed Salmon Homecoming Celebration (virtual) October 2021. View the salmon homecoming story map.
- Puyallup Watershed Symposium - Thursday, December 2, 2021 9am-Noon. RSVP to attend. Virtual & Free!
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
- Swan Creek Implementation Team
- Communications Committee
- Salmon Homecoming Team
The WATERWAY - PRWC's newsletter
2019 Watershed Symposium slides
- Consciousness and Environmental Education - Harding, Smith, Trygg
- Contaminants in seaward migrating juvenile salmon from the Puyallup River - Sandra O'Neill, Andrea Carey
- Contemporary Restoration Planning and Design Procedures for Aquatic Resources at Watershed Scales - Richard Vacirca
- Habitat and Flood Capacity Creation Project - Angela Angove
- HUC14 and 16 Development Poster - Shuhui Dun
- Improving Watershed Conditions in the Headwaters of the White and Green Rivers - Laurel Baum
- Tappswise: A Social Marketing Approach to Help Prevent Harmful Algae Blumes - Tina Friedrich
- Water Quality Work in Your Watershed - Maureen Meehan
- Puyallup-White River Watershed map (WRIA 10)
- Earth Economics - Puyallup Watershed Report, online version
- Earth Economics - Pierce County Return on Investment Report
- White River Basin Plan Volume _RN388
- WSU Extension: Forest Landowner Assistance Brochure
- FAQ Forest Practices and Clearing
- FAQ Forest Practices in Pierce County
- Clear Clarks Creek Basin Plan Volume I
- Mid-Puyallup Basin Plan Vol 1
- Mid Puyallup Basin Plan Vol 2
- White River Basin Plan Vol. 1
- White River Basin Plan Vol 2
- 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
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Salmon on Ice
Field Trip to Greenwater River basin, walking through woods
Greenwater River, upper Puyallup watershed
Fin the Giant Salmon
Spawning salmon in Clarks Creek
Salmon Storytelling Tent
Rainbow over Puyallup Historic Fish Hatchery
Dispersed camping in USFS lands on Greenwater River
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