Community-Led. Community-Owned.

Collaboration for Common Good

The Puyallup Watershed Initiative is different by design. Instead of identifying problems and remedies from the top down, we bring together diverse viewpoints to develop solutions from the bottom up. Instead of concentrating on a few short-term projects, our members take on broad, systemic challenges.

The Communities of Interest are the engines of change. Collectively, they have established a robust public outreach and engagement program with activities taking place all year long. The programs run the gamut from local community gardens to broad public policy reform, but all map back to our guiding principle of increasing community stewardship with an emphasis on equity and inclusion.

Anyone can join a Community of Interest. Members include local businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and individuals. To learn more, click the links under "Communities of Interest".

The Communities of Interest are the engines of change. Their programs run the gamut from local community gardens to broad public policy reform.

Communities of Interest

Active transportation

Active Transportation

Improving access to safe, healthy and affordable active transportation options

Agriculture

Agriculture

Supporting an economically viable and environmentally sustainable agricultural community

 
Environmental Education

Environmental Education

Creating learning opportunities that inspire a lifetime of discovery and stewardship

Forests

Forests

Protecting, managing and increasing forestlands from the mountains to the shoreline

 
Stormwater

Stormwater

Improving stormwater management to protect the health of local waterways

Just and healthy food system

Just and Healthy Food System

Creating an equitable food system that promotes healthy communities