Meeker Creek Restoration Project

February 24, 2012 by  

On Saturday, March 10th from 9 am to noon, Puyallup will be holding the annual Silver Meeker Creek Restoration Project. This event is sponsored by the City of Puyallup and the Pierce Stream Team. This is a rain or shine event and residents are asked to come dressed appropriately.

Everyone is invited to attend and help restore Meeker Creek by planting more than three hundred trees and shrubs, which are native to this area. Meeker Creek is a natural salmon spawning ground and the city of Puyallup has been working on restoring this creek to allow the salmon to continue to use its natural course. Trees and shrubs planted along the creek bed are used to provide shade and protection for the salmon. These plants keep the water temperature within acceptable range for the migrating salmon.

Besides planting native trees and shrubs, residents will also be able to assist the town and the Pierce Stream Team by helping to installing additional train and curb markers with “No Dumping” and “No Littering” signs. Please bring gloves to protect your hands and wear boots for working along the creek’s edge.

Those participating in this event are asked to meet at the corner of 11th Street, W., Puyallup, Washington. If you would like more information, be sure to check out the flyers, produced by the local printing companies, which have been distributed throughout the community, or download your own copy from the Meeker Creek website. Additional information is available through the Pierce Stream Team by calling 253-845-2973.

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