Puyallup River Watershed Council

NEW: We are accepting letters of interest to fill up to three volunteer board member positions in 2023.  Read the position description if you'd like to learn more and apply.

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.

What's Happening?

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: 

  • November/December 2023(No scheduled meetings)
  •  February 22, 2024
  • March 28, 2024
  • April 25, 2024
  • May 23, 2024
  • June 27, 2024
PRWC special events:
    • YouTube Video Watch the recorded 2022 Puyallup Watershed Symposium on 12/8/22. 
    • 2023 Puyallup Watershed Symposium – The 2023 event was held on Dec. 7. While it wasn't recorded, to see event details, view the agenda here. View copies of the presentations here
    • 2023 Puyallup Watershed Salmon Homecoming Celebration -  The Salmon Homecoming Celebration (SHC) event on 10/7/23 was a huge success with 17 vendors teaching several hundred community members about salmon and the work being done to protect them. Coho, Chinook and pink salmon were spotted in Clarks Creek!  Watch the video here.
    • 2024 Puyallup Watershed Salmon Homecoming Celebration - Save the date for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2024
  • Volunteer:

    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:

Resource Library

Board Members & 2022 Officers

PRWC has a 15-member Board of Directors. Officers are elected annually, serving one year terms:
  • Robby Wright, President
  • Angela Dillon, Vice President
  • Kurt Fremont, Secretary
  • Mark Palmer, Treasurer
  • Erik McDonald, Communications Officer 
  • Allan Warren
  • Cindy Callahan
  • Tom Kantz
  • Mark Heckert
  • Laurie Larson-Pugh
  • Dana Coggon
  • Kristin Evered

Puyallup-White River Watershed Map

WRIA 10 Map
Contact Us

Katherine Brooks

Water Quality Planner

Phone: (253) 798-2591

7:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

Mailing Address:

2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201

Tacoma, WA 98409-7322