Puyallup River Watershed Council
The 2019 Puyallup Watershed Small Grants cycle closed on July 1, 2019. Visit the Small Grants Program page for more information and application forms.
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. On December 5, 2018, the PRWC was recognized as the Local Integrating Organization (LIO) for the Puyallup-White River watershed (WRIA10).
With over 1,000 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.
More information can also be found on the PRWC
website and Facebook page or contact the coordinator below.
Upcoming PRWC Meetings:
October 24: Topic to be determined
Clarks Creek Salmon Homecoming Celebration (postponed to 2020)
Puyallup Watershed Symposium on December 11 (registration will open in October)
Committees need your participation:
- Puyallup-White River Local Integrating Organization and Technical Advisory Committee
- Swan Creek Implementation Team
- Communications Committee
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.
To stay informed, contact the Watershed Coordinator (below) and request to be added to our email list for regular meeting updates and like us on Facebook.
Recent Meeting Notes
2018 Science Symposium presentation slides
- Identifying Contaminants and Sources Linked to Urban Runoff Mortality Syndrome in Coho Salmon (Peter)
- Climate Change and the Puyallup Watershed (Binder)
- Puyallup and Chambers Watersheds Salmon Strategy (Duncan)
- Floodplains for the Future: Shared Monitoring Plan (Ragland)
- Salmon Recovery at Your Fingertips (Krider)
- Countyline Levee Setback (Shelton)
- Are Invasive Plant Pathogens Moving into the Puyallup River Watershed? (Blum, Elliott)
- Puyallup-White River Watershed map (WRIA 10)
- Earth Economics - Puyallup Watershed Report, online version
- Earth Economics - Pierce County Return on Investment Report
- White River Basin Plan Volume _RN388
- WSU Extension: Forest Landowner Assistance Brochure
- FAQ Forest Practices and Clearing
- FAQ Forest Practices in Pierce County
- Clear Clarks Creek Basin Plan Volume I
- Mid-Puyallup Basin Plan Vol 1
- Mid Puyallup Basin Plan Vol 2
- White River Basin Plan Vol. 1
- White River Basin Plan Vol 2
- Carrie Hernandez, President
- Laurie Larson-Pugh, Vice President
- Kurt Fremont, Secretary
- Mark Palmer, Treasurer
- Robby Wright, Communications Officer (elected Aug) @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Rainbow over Puyallup Historic Fish Hatchery
Field Trip to Greenwater River basin, walking through woods
Illegal shooting range on USFS lands near Greenwater, adjacent to creek
Greenwater River, upper Puyallup watershed
Science Symposium 2018
Salmon on Ice
Fin the Giant Salmon
2018 Learning Themes
Salmon Storytelling Tent
Dispersed camping in USFS lands on Greenwater River
Spawning salmon in Clarks Creek
Watershed Coordinator; PWR-LIO Coordinator
Phone: (253) 798-2485
7:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322
In Person: Visit Suite 109