Annual watershed conference to return to Puyallup

November 24, 2018 by  

The Puyallup-White River Watershed is important for the plants, animals, and people that live in the area, and an annual symposium will highlight the latest environmental science as it relates to the health of this water source.

This yearly event brings together community members, educators, volunteers, and experts in the field to learn, share best practices, and network with one another. The sponsors that have made this year’s conference possible include the Port of Tacoma, Pierce County, and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. Registration must be completed online, as tickets will not be available at the door.

At least seven guest speakers have been booked to speak at the event, and they will be addressing a variety of topics, ranging from the effects of climate change on the watershed, to whether or not invasive pathogens that affect plants are in the area. Additional presenters may be added to the schedule as the date draws closer, and lunch will be provided to all of the delegates. A poster printing company will be able to supply a variety of large sides as visual aids for any of the individuals who will be speaking during an event like this.

This year’s Puyallup Watershed Science Symposium will be taking place in the Meridian Habitat Park and Community Center on December 7. It will run from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm.