Pierce County Parks Foothills Dash returns to Orting on April 23
The Foothills Dash, presented by Pierce County Parks, will be held Saturday, April 23, at the Foothills Trail in Orting. The race features 5K, 10K, and half marathon distances.
The run begins at Orting Main City Park and follows one of the most scenic sections of the trail for unobstructed views of nearby Mount Rainier along the Carbon River upstream through farmland and forest. The 5K and 10K courses are USATF-certified and all distances will be chip timed.
The race welcomes all ages and abilities on the easy sloped and paved trail. Participants must pre-register online by April 15. Each registration includes a race bib, keepsake medal, CLIF BAR energy bars, local ice creamery Scoop There It Is sweet treats, and The Old Spaghetti Factory coupons in the swag bags. Refreshments will be available, provided by Tacoma Boys Markets.
Three lucky entries will be randomly drawn to receive a gift certificate for new running shoes, compliments of South Sound Running. For more information or to register, visit the Foothills Dash website.
State Parks Public Meeting scheduled for April 28th
Washington State Parks invites the public to an in-person public meeting to learn more about the preferred alternative for day-use facilities and trails at Nisqually State Park.
The proposed project would construct a “village center” and the first phase of the park’s trail system. The public will have a chance to provide input on the preferred alternative for these facilities.
What: State Parks Public Meeting
When: Thursday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Eatonville Community Center, 305 Center Street W, Eatonville, WA
For more information see the webpage https://bit.ly/3J304Jp. For additional information, or if you need special accommodations for the meeting contact Brian Yearout at [email protected] or (360) 725-9763.Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/Voice communication.
Two Thun Field Advisory vacancies need to be filled, consider applying
The Pierce County Airport - Thun Field Advisory Commission (TFAC) has two upcoming vacancies: one for an Airport User, the other for a Graham Community Resident.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with local government. The county is looking for applicants with a strong aeronautical background who desire to help better the airport and community with their knowledge and feedback. We’d also love a diverse group of applicants from all ages, genders, ethnicities, etc. to best represent the diverse group of people served at the airport.
If this sounds like something you’re interested in – or you know someone who’s a good fit – use the links below to apply. All applications are due by 5 p.m. May 31. Please send questions to [email protected].
• Graham Community Resident: https://goo.gl/7NNrzc
• Airport User: https://goo.gl/7NNrzc