Important News of the Month

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Posted on 09/17/2020

The League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County HEAR THE CANDIDATES forums calendar and registration information

Posted on 08/18/2020


Are you excited about protecting open spaces, wetlands, forests, and farms? Do you want to help preserve these lands for the benefit of Pierce County residents now and in the future? A volunteer position on the Conservation Futures Citizens’ Advisory Board (CAB) might be right for you! Conservation Futures is a land acquisition program funded through property tax revenue that provides grants for the preservation of important open spaces, such as wildlife habitat areas, parks, agricultural lands, and timber lands. The CAB is comprised of 18 members from across Pierce County that serve in an advisory role to the County Council regarding Conservation Futures purchases. Members work together biennially to evaluate and rank properties that are eligible for acquisition with Conservation Futures funds, using a combination of site visits and presentations from project sponsors. The ranked project list is provided to County Council for final consideration. Board members serve a four-year term and board meetings are held at Lakewood Community Center at least twice per year.

Representatives are currently needed from Council Districts 2, 4, and 5 (see map at, as well as one At Large member. For more information about the Conservation Futures program or to submit an application, go to or call 253-798-4252. Applications can be submitted online or returned by mail to Pierce County Parks, 9112 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood 98499. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but review for current vacancies will begin on September 1, 2020.

Posted on 07/28/2020

Today, Gov. Inslee extended the pause indefinitely on counties moving ahead in the Safe Start Washington plan. We must prevent runaway spread of #COVID19 in our state. Our individual actions make a difference. Fewer, shorter and safer interactions are crucial.
More information on what’s open in each phase:…
A reminder of what counties are in each phase:…

Posted on 07/24/2020

A message from Marty Campbell, Pierce County Council, District 5 regarding COVID-19:

Posted On 06/29/2020

Pipeline Trail – Virtual Open House
Updates about the Pipeline Trail Project are now available online:


Posted on 06/11/2020

Pierce County posts Community Plan Updates. Read the update


Posted 03/20/2020

Due to the continuing rise in coronavirus [COVID-19] infections in Pierce County, we have decided to cancel all SWCA meetings through May and possibly beyond.
Please check back here or on our Facebook group for future updates.

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