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.
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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.
Upcoming Watershed Council Meetings:
- March 17: TPCHD's Tappswise program for septic system maintenance
- April 21: Sequalitchew Creek Restoration Project
- May 19: Tacoma's Watershed Management Plan
- June 16: TBD
When: Third Wednesday of most months from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Meetings are held virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic phases 1&2 via Zoom. Join our mailing list to receive the meeting link and materials.
Past Watershed Issue Forum Presentations
- 2018-23 Action Agenda
- 2021 Annual Work Plan
- CCWC WRIA 12 Action
- WRIA12 WREC Plan Briefing
- Bylaws 5/20/20
- 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
Pedestrian bridge at Springbrook Park, Lakewood WA
City of Tacoma's Flett Creek holding basin - located in Lakewood, WA
Clover Creek and pond next to Springbrook Park in Lakewood
July 2019 Field Trip - a walk in the rain - Flett Dairy historic property, Lakewood WA
CCWC Executive Committee Members, 2017.
Communications Chair Janet Spingath at Educators Night at the Museum
Historic Flett Dairy site, now restoration project for Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood WA, July 2019
Flett Creek field trip overlooking wetland, July 2019
Old Garry Oak Tree - Lakewood WA, July 2019
Four weirs on Clover Creek above Gravelly Lake Dr SW
Turtles on Snake Lake, Tacoma WA
Old Pilings at Titlow Beach, Tacoma
Puget Sound marine shoreline near Steilacoom
Clover Creek dry in late summer at Schibig-Lakeview Preserve, Spanaway WA
August 2019 field trip to Forterra's Schibig Lakeview Preserve, Spanaway WA
The Stewardship Committee relies on volunteers to make a difference!
Educational signage installed at Parkland Prairie next to Clover Creek
Annual Watershed Issues Forum - Nov.2018
Chambers Dam Field Trip - Aug.2018
- Renee Buck, Chair
- Cindy Haverkamp, Vice Chair
- Al Schmauder, Treasurer & Stewardship Chair
- Vacant, Secretary
- Janet Spingath, Communications Chair
- Ione Clagett, at-large member
- Derek Faust, at-large member
- Kris Kauffman, Historian @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
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