Puyallup River Watershed Council
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 1,040 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.
Follow us on our Facebook page and join our email list here.
Use this link to request a presentation at your group's meeting.
Upcoming Board Meetings:
- January 28, 2021
- February 25, 2021
- March 18, 2021
- Puyallup Watershed Salmon Homecoming Celebration - Month of October, VIRTUAL this year! Read the press release. View the salmon homecoming story map.
- Puyallup Watershed Symposium - Thursday, December 3, VIRTUAL and free this year! RSVP here to receive meeting agenda and Zoom link when available.
- Apply to be a Board Member! Two positions are open and may be filled in February.
- Puyallup-White River Local Integrating Organization
- Swan Creek Implementation Team
- Communications Committee
- Salmon Homecoming Team
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.
2019 Watershed Symposium slides
- Consciousness and Environmental Education - Harding, Smith, Trygg
- Contaminants in seaward migrating juvenile salmon from the Puyallup River - Sandra O'Neill, Andrea Carey
- Contemporary Restoration Planning and Design Procedures for Aquatic Resources at Watershed Scales - Richard Vacirca
- Habitat and Flood Capacity Creation Project - Angela Angove
- HUC14 and 16 Development Poster - Shuhui Dun
- Improving Watershed Conditions in the Headwaters of the White and Green Rivers - Laurel Baum
- Tappswise: A Social Marketing Approach to Help Prevent Harmful Algae Blumes - Tina Friedrich
- Water Quality Work in Your Watershed - Maureen Meehan
Recent Meeting Notes
- 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 @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Field Trip to Greenwater River basin, walking through woods
Salmon Storytelling Tent
Greenwater River, upper Puyallup watershed
Fin the Giant Salmon
Salmon on Ice
Illegal shooting range on USFS lands near Greenwater, adjacent to creek
2018 Learning Themes
Spawning salmon in Clarks Creek
Dispersed camping in USFS lands on Greenwater River
Rainbow over Puyallup Historic Fish Hatchery
Watershed Coordinator; PWR-LIO Coordinator
Phone: (253) 798-2485
7:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322
In Person: Visit Suite 109