Clarks Creek is a designated 303 (d) water body in Washington, with an accepted TMDL Water Quality Report (2008). Recognizing that nonpoint source pollution is strongly linked to local land uses and individual actions, Washington State University (WSU) is proposing to combine science in action with education and demonstration strategies to improve water quality, aquatic habitats, and riparian areas in the Clarks Creek watershed. To accomplish these goals WSU developed the Clarks Creek Water Quality Science, Restoration and Education Implementation Program to include:


Ducks Run Amok: Waterfowl Lowering Strategies on DeCoursey Pond.

While feeding ducks can be fun for young and old alike, there are consequences. Not only is the bread bad for the ducks, but their droppings and behaviors are bad for the environment. Learn about how duck populations are reduced, through education, outreach, and restoration. Not only were no ducks harmed in the making of this video, many wild animals benefited.


Riparian Restoration: Urban Streamside Planting Demonstration at the DeCoursey Park Pond

Restoration plantings are more than just tangles of salmonberry, they include flowing plants and attractive trees and shrubs! Learn the best methods for riparian planting, along with some plants suggestions for native and adapted ornamentals to make your riparian planting beautiful.

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Thank you for making our Event a Success!!

The PhotoVoice Project hosted a special one-night gallery event that shared participants’ watershed stories. Several of the participants attended, and heard speakers from the Washington Stormwater Center, Chief Leschi Schools, and the Puyallup School District.

Photovoice invites participants to identify, represent, and enhance their community through a shared photographic process. Photovoice is a way to participate in a research project where photography is used to capture and record the unique perspective of those who live, work, and play in the Clarks Creek watershed.


Restoration (in development)

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Water Quality (in development)

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