Pierce County has received a grant to perform restoration work within the Clear Creek drainage basin from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
This grant is administered by the Commencement Bay Trustee Council consisting of local Indian Tribes and State and Federal regulatory agencies. The Council consists of: Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Washington Department of Ecology, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, The U.S. Department of the Interior represented by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Pierce County is also partnering with the Port of Tacoma on this project.
This project proposes to replace an existing wooden flap gate on one of the two culverts that drain Clear Creek to the Puyallup River. The new gate will be designed to work in conjunction with the other gate and be optimized to better allow fish passage and reduce impacts from flooding along Clear Creek. Construction is planned for summer 2022.
Pierce County will combine local money with the NOAA grant funding mentioned above to complete this project.