Chambers - Clover Creek Watershed Council
The Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Council (CCWC) provides an opportunity for local agencies and citizen groups to coordinate their efforts to benefit the watershed. The council is committed to improving the health of the watershed by working to improve fish habitat, water quality and foster a sense of stewardship among watershed residents.
Find out about upcoming events and meet us on Facebook or contact the Watershed Coordinator (at bottom of page) to get added to our email list, if you'd like to get involved.
Use this link to request a guest speaker presentation to your group.
The theme for the 2020 Watershed Issues Forum is Stormwater. If you have knowledge or expertise in this topic, consider submitting a speaker proposal abstract by August 31 using this online form: 2020 WIF Speaker Abstract Submission Form
Meetings The Council hosts monthly meetings that are open to the public. Community members, students, nonprofits, residents, businesses and agency representatives - everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Council meetings. If you would like to attend or join a committee, please contact the Watershed Coordinator for details.
Upcoming Watershed Council Meetings:
- August 19 Virtual Field Trip TBD
- September 16 - grantee final reports: Clover Park Schools - Salmon in the Classroom; and Pierce Conservation District
- October 21 - grantee final reports: Benthic Macroinvertebrate Study by Charles Wright Academy; and Environmental Education by Harbor WildWatch
- RSVP to Watershed Issues Forum on Stormwater - November 18th
When: Third Wednesday of most months from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Meetings may be held online only during COVID-19. Currently meetings are held on Zoom not in person. Our usual meeting location is Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood WA 98499
Note: Committee meetings are held at various locations.
2019 Watershed Issue Forum Presentations
- 2018-23 Action Agenda
- 2019 Annual Work Plan
- 2019 Grant Awardees Summaries
- CCWC Bylaws, 2010
- Contacts List: Report Environmental Concerns (by topic)
- Creating Backyard Habitats Brochure (Audubon 2019)
- Creating Backyard Habitats Brochure (Audubon 2018)
- Pierce County Environmental Education Resources
- Project Summaries - 2018 Small Grants Awardees
- Chambers-Clover Historic Flows
- Riparian Vegetation Best Practices
- Rules for Aquatic Plant Removal and Control (WDFW)
- Tips on Land & Water Management for Puget Sound Rural Living
Clover Creek and pond next to Springbrook Park in Lakewood
Pedestrian bridge at Springbrook Park, Lakewood WA
July 2019 Field Trip - a walk in the rain - Flett Dairy historic property, Lakewood WA
Chambers Dam Field Trip - Aug.2018
Four weirs on Clover Creek above Gravelly Lake Dr SW
Clover Creek dry in late summer at Schibig-Lakeview Preserve, Spanaway WA
The Stewardship Committee relies on volunteers to make a difference!
Old Garry Oak Tree - Lakewood WA
Turtles on Snake Lake, Tacoma WA
Annual Watershed Issues Forum - 2018
Historic Flett Dairy site, now restoration project for Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood WA
Communications Chair Janet Spingath at Educators Night at the Museum
Old Pilings at Titlow Beach, Tacoma
Puget Sound marine shoreline near Steilacoom
CCWC Executive Committee Members plan our meetings, field trips, and special events.
Flett Creek field trip overlooking wetland, July 2019
City of Tacoma's Flett Creek holding basin - located in Lakewood, WA
August 2019 field trip to Forterra's Schibig Lakeview Preserve, Spanaway WA
Educational signage installed at Parkland Prairie next to Clover Creek
- Renee Buck, Chair
- Cindy Haverkamp, Vice Chair
- Al Schmauder, Treasurer & Stewardship Chair
- Chris Burke, Secretary
- Janet Spingath, Communications Chair
- Ione Clagett, at-large member
- Don Russell, at-large member
- Kris Kauffman, Historian
- Barbara Ann Smolko, Watershed Coordinator
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The watershed extends from the town of Ruston on Commencement Bay south to DuPont, and east to Frederickson, covering about 149 square miles. Major lakes include American, Spanaway, Steilacoom, Gravelly, and Tule. Major streams are Chambers, Clover, Spanaway, Morey, Murray, Flett, Leach, Puget and Peach.
Seven municipalities, three military installations, and one drainage district, as well asl Pierce County, have jurisdiction concerning water quality. The cities are: Tacoma, Lakewood, Fircrest, University Place, Steilacoom, DuPont, and Ruston. In 2018, the watershed's population was approximately 409,843 or 2,751 people per square mile.
Phone: (253) 798-2485
7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 109
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322