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City of Puyallup Latest with the city hall block? there's 40 pages to read. Looks like Kauri does affordable housing though.
Puyallup Public Library Meeting rooms free to non-profits if not used by library at that time. Projects: There's a 'mingling of the minds', is it any good? First mondays.
Puyallup Rec Center Fairly diverse directory of classes. Possible location for events, like graham learning but focused more on recreation. Not entirely though.
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Puyallup Main Street Association Non-profit heavily supported by member businesses. Revitalizing downtown. Definitely needs some Kelda energy! Projects: Farmer's Market, Meeker Days, Downtown Trick or Treat, Art and Wine Walk, Santa Parade.
Puyallup FreeCycle Worldwide web-based gifting movement. Yahoo ID needed for sign up.
Hartman's Fruit Tree Nursery I must go by and meet him! Saturdays
Daffodil Festival April 21st 2007, 'daffodils and all that jazz'. A non-profit corporation run by board members. Heavy school participation, 'best' categories for different floats, as well as a 'traveling float' that goes to other community's parades. Based out of Sumner. To Do: What are the requirements for having a float? 863-9524
Pierce County Livable Communities Fair Spring of '08. Contact this fall?
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American Association of University Women- Puyallup Valley Charitable giving, grants, legislation, sexual harassment resources, bridge club.
Pierce County Democrats Organizational stuff, events, even a 'drinking liberally'. Puyallup meets once a month at library. To Do: Review issues, energy to them or greens?
Puyallup Valley Gem and Mineral Club Meets twice a month at the Fruitland Grange, rockhounding field trips, organization of Valley Gem Show, etc. Newsletter.
Puyallup Lions Club Fireworks stand, daffodil parade, etc. Meets on South Hill.
Puyallup Rotary Rebuilt deck at Northwest Trek, helped 'seattle to portland' cyclists, etc. Meet once a week downtown.
Pierce College Puyallup There are biology and earth science programs, but no environmental focus as far as I could tell. No stewardship-type clubs.
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Puyallup (based) Environmental
Root n Bloom Garden Club Downtown garden club with workshops, gardens at schools, etc. I emailed contact.
Pierce County Master Gardeners Weekly clinic, daily telephone line, free workshops at the demo gardens (starting Saturdays in May).
Pierce Conservation District Decreasing non-point pollution by assisting farmers in implementing Best Management Practices, and testing water quality. 'Stream Team' is the branch that involves public (non-farmer) participation. 'The Tahoma View' newsletter. To Do: Past newsletters to read available online Projects: Tree sale in March, Stream Team projects.
American Farmland Trust National farm advocacy group, northwest chapter is in Puyallup, run by Don Stuart. Projects: ? To DO: read newsletters to get latest on local projects
WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources Includes <br> Biologically Intensive Agriculture & Organic Farming <br> Climate Friendly Farming <br> Small Farms Program <br> Triple BIO--Sustainable Bioproducts, Bioenergy, & BIOAg <br> Natural Resource Stewardship <br> Farming & Food System. When are they hiring and how do I find out?
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Friends of Pierce County Empowering residents to preserve and restore their environment and promoting more livable communities... Notes: $40 membership dues, brochure, newsletter and 'hearing examiner' literature are all available online Projects: liasion between residents and government process regarding land-use
Cascade Land Conservancy Based out of Seattle. Land trust, conservation advocacy, student programs, advocacy. Locally, Carbon River Valley Conservation Program (Marsh Farm).
Citizens for a Healthy Bay Non-profit based in Tacoma that monitors and advocates for a healthy bay. Projects: Habitat plantings, education. To Do: Read newsletters.
South Sound Communities Online networking site of groups in South Sound. (Pierce County focused).
Green Tacoma PartnershipThis Green Tacoma Partnership website is designed to bring together organizations, resources and research in a public forum that is easily accessible for the Tacoma community. Great calendar and networking!
Tahoma Audobon Society The mission of the Tahoma Audubon is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.Very active group. Offices at the Adriana Hess Audobon Center. To Do: Read up on the latest 'Towhee's Projects: Bird counts Feb 16-19. March 9 meeting (bats). Bird species list. Yahoo group email news updates. Weekly bird walks at Nisqually NWR, as well as other field trips (including Morse in Graham). Book club. Towhee newsletter, as well as 'smart growth' issues, endangered species resources. Educational booth at local events.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkWinter hours fri, sat, sun. $11.50 for county residents. Conservation advocates.
Center for Sustainable Forestry Pack forest, west of Eatonville. Conference center, research, newsletters, working sustainable forestry site for UW studies. Hiking and even hunting are open to the public.
Puget Sound Fly Fishers Conservation advocates, etc. Meet in Tacoma
Tacoma Mountaineers Mountaineering, hiking, kayaking, etc. To Do: Meet one of them, should I join to get the inside scoop on local trails?
Pierce County Native Plant Salvage Native Plant Steward training, Jan thru April, at Tacoma Nature Center. Lots of native plant information on the website.
Forever Green Linking up trails and parks to get a non-motorized access to all Pierce County communities. Many players involved. Is this the best website. To Do: How do I find out more? Next time I see Kirk.
Pierce County Biodiversity Planning A coalition similar to PRWC, but with a different focus. Wildlife corridor maps, etc. I've contacted for more info.
Puget Creek Restoration Society Although place-based to Puget Creek, a good model of community-involved ecological recovery.
Mt. Rainier National Park Many websites to choose from!
Foothills Rails to Trails Association Non-motorized trails from Commencement Bay to Mt. Rainier. (most of the trail is in rural county so far). Wednesday meetings at Charlie's in Puyallup.
WSU Native Plant Overview Great information source for gardening with native plants in Western Washington.
Nisqually Land Trust Land trust and advocacy for the Nisqually Watershed, which means buying land near Ashford side of Mt. Rainier
Northwest Conservation Act Coalition Puget Sound Energy is an associate member. This group supports networking to make northwest energy sustainable.
Washington Wilderness Coalition Statewide group but with local projects near Park. Good map.
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition Awesome feature 'what's happening in my backyard' comes up with Puyallup projects: Clark's Creek, Bradley Lake, Knutson, etc.
Mt. Rainier National Park Associates Like a 'friends of' group. Work parties for trails, revegetation, (none until April) 'watchdog' advocacy.
Washington Nature Mapping Awesome! Like an online natural history journal with maps. To Do: Explore everything this site offers.
Puyallup River Watershed Council Coalition of folks from all over. I'll make the next meeting.
Social Justice, Cultural
Tahoma Organizer The Tahoma Organizer publishes and analyzes news and opinion from a local Tacoma-Pierce County citizen's perspective.
Exit 133 Exit133 is about Tacoma. It's about Real Estate, Politics, the Arts, Urban Development, and the interests of our readers.
http://solutions-hce.org/index.htmlSolutions for Humanity, Community, and the Environment (Solutions) provides sustainable solutions for environmental and social challenges through intellectual exchange, research, and analysis.
http://www.ufppc.org/We nonviolently oppose the reliance on unilateral military actions rather than cooperative diplomacy. Yay! Local news!
Centro Latino Latino advocacy group, ESL, citizenship, youth programs, conversation exchange. To Do: Which latino group serves Puyallup the most? If needed to find, this site has more links.
Mt. Tahoma Storytelling Guild Meets the last Friday of each month to tell or listen to stories, at the Tacoma Nature Center.
Pioneer Farm Museum Closed winter. Salish or pioneer-themed education, groups especially.
Northwest Institute for Restorative Justice (although not a direct website...couldn't find one)To strengthen the community's ability to repair the damage caused by conflict and crime.
Skookum Archers Membership and volunteer packages. $65 beginners class. $5 day fee. rental? 770-4177
Tacoma Wheelman's Bicycle Club Although based in Tacoma, very Pierce County oriented in issues and advocacy. Bike Map on it's way! They lead semi-annual bike rides.
Tacoma Pierce County Habitat for Humanity No projects in East Pierce County yet, looking for land. Next volunteer orientation March 3.
Emergency Food Network 3 Puyallup food banks? Mother Earth Farm monthly workparties.
Rebuilding Together South SoundA local nonprofit, Rebuilding Together Sound Sound volunteers rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners who are elderly, disabled or families with children, providing them with a warm and safe home.
Paint Tacoma/Pierce Beautiful Painting Homes for Needy People in Tacoma and Pierce County.
Safe Streets Campaign Based in Tacoma and no Puyallup projects I could find at a glance. (except maybe by Meth action team). There could be though To Do: Meet someone.
The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation All sorts of charitable giving and receiving.
The Nonprofit Center Tacoma-based non-profit support, how-to's, etc.
Fort Lewis Sustainability Program Intending to follow guidelines to reduce environmental impact. Huh.
Friends of Family Farmers No website, coalition of folks in Pierce to protect farmers and farmland Project: Harvest Celebration in October.
Waller Road Grange Promotes agriculture and 'country skills' at fairs. To Do: No website, so I would like to talk with them 531-1741 or visit with them at the next fair.
Western Cascade Fruit Society- Tahoma Chapter Meets monthly (first thursday) in Spanaway. Scionwood exchange, etc. Newsletter dealing with different varieties? $20 to join.
Pierce County Fair August 9-12, 2007
Solid Waste includes composting
Pierce County Recycling is this puyallup? what are the contractors and does this matter?
Pierce County Water ProgramsThe mission of the Water Programs Division is to be a responsive service organization that efficiently addresses flood control, water quality, and the preservation of natural drainage systems.
Businesses Primo Grill
The Meat Shop Organic!!
Tacoma-Pierce Built Green Green Building standards that MBA developers can interpret and implement.
WinSide Technology Tacoma-owned contractors that install energy-efficient windows, etc.
Tagro Not really a business, but a great product for sale cheap.
EnviroHouse Green Building