Chambers - Clover Creek Watershed Council

The mission of the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Council is to promote the protection and enhancement of the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed.

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 2020 Smalls Grants Cycle is open Feb.10-April 7, 2020. Click the link for details.

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:
  • March 18 - water quality monitoring by Pierce County CANCELED
  • April 15 - Brookdale development update; Sequalitchew Creek restoration update
  • May 20 - grantee final reports: Environmental Education Outreach - Healthy Habitats by Tahoma Audubon; and TBD
  • June 17 - grantee final reports: Tacoma Tree Foundation workshops, and Forterra's Schibig Lakeview Preserve/Washington HS stewardship
  • July 15 - Field Trip
  • August 19 - Field Trip
  • 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 
Meeting Schedule:
When
: Third Wednesday of most months from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WhereLakewood Community Center9112 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood WA 98499 
Note: Committee meetings are held at various locations.
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2020 Council Leadership

Executive Committee Members:
  • Renee Buck, Chair
  • Cindy Haverkamp,   Vice Chair 
  • Al Schmauder, Treasurer & Stewardship Chair
  • Chris Burke, Secretary
  • Janet Spingath, Communications Chair
  • Ione Clagett, at-large member
  • OPEN, at-large member
  • Barbara Ann Smolko, Watershed Coordinator
  • Krystal Kyer, Watershed Coordinator

Visit us at these community events:

Volunteers make these events happen!
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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. 

Contact Us
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Krystal Kyer
Watershed Coordinator
Phone: (253) 798-2485

Monday–Friday
7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Mailing Address:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 109
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322