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Jun 30

Building a Better Ball Field

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 8:56 AM by Kyle Schmidtke

Each year Pierce County Parks and Recreation staff chalk 13,000 to 20,000 lineal feet of grass and soil for various sporting events. And, that’s a bit of a problem. Faced with rising costs of equipment and supplies, together with adjacent wetlands sensitive to polluted runoff, parks specialist lead Derald Randall and staff members Dennis Door, Dennis Pelham, William Stewart, John Albrecht and Jerry Stevens came up with a way to chalk ballfields that reduces costs, lasts longer and reduces pollution.

Congratulation to Heritage Recreation staff for coming up with a solution that saves money, limits waste and is better for the environment. Click Here to read the whole Surface Water Management write up on this important project.

Ryan Dicks
Pierce County Sustainability Manager