Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July First Creek Update

On July 1st, we had a very well attend Picnic in First Creek, approximately 66 people showed up to enjoy the Meadow at First Creek (just below East 32nd Street bridge). The food and interest in First Creek was terrific.

The First Creek Watershed Stewardship Committee continues to meet twice a month in an effort to come up with a long range plan for the First Creek Watershed. We've had some really good speakers and have got a lot of feedback and interest from the City of Tacoma and the Puyallup Tribe.

Invasive plants are growing wild (and out of control) in First Creek. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do about it at this time. The City of Tacoma is working with the Green Tacoma Partnership to come up with better ways for volunteers to work on city property, which most of First Creek is.

Our next big public event will be September 26th with a tour of First Creek!
This will be an opportunity to learn about First Creek and the future plans to make this area into a community asset and Wildlife Habitat. Tours will leave at 11:00, 11:30, Noon, and 12:30. Bring sturdy hiking boots and dress for the weather conditions.

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