Get Involved

Contact the LIO, participate in an upcoming meeting, or learn about other opportunities to support the Puyallup Watershed.

About the Local Integrating Organization

The Puyallup-White River Local Integrating Organization (PWR-LIO) is one of 10 LIOs in the Puget Sound region. LIOs are locally formed forums that work collaboratively on ecosystem recovery efforts.  The PWR-LIO was formed in 2018 by the Puyallup River Watershed Council. The LIO’s Ecosystem Recovery Plan, which describes strategies to protect and restore the watershed’s ecosystem, was completed in 2021.

Geography

The PWR-LIO covers Water Resources Inventory Area (WRIA) 10, the Puyallup-White River, and a portion of the northern tip of WRIA 12 north of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. View the LIO’s interactive webmap to explore the geographic area.

Upcoming LIO Meetings

Quarterly LIO Meetings are usually held four times a year, on the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Meetings are currently held on Zoom.

Remaining meetings in 2022 will be held on September 14 and November 16. See the contact information below to request a Zoom link for upcoming meetings.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Participating in a quarterly LIO meeting isn’t the only way to get involved. You can also:

  • Request a presentation about the LIO for your agency, organization, or group
  • Join the PWR-LIO stakeholder contacts email list to receive meeting announcements, agendas, and meeting minutes (see link below)
  • Read the Ecosystem Recovery Plan, adopted August 2021
  • Attend a PRWC board meeting on the 4th Thursdays of most months from 3:00pm-5:00pm at Pierce Conservation District offices, 308 West Stewart Ave, Puyallup WA. There is a standing agenda item for PWR-LIO updates to the board, which oversees the LIO. NOTE: meetings are currently on Zoom only due to COVID-19.
  • Bookmark and check this website for future updates and meetings

Contact Information

Join the PWR-LIO stakeholder contacts email list to receive meeting announcements, agendas, and meeting minutes.

Contact the PWR LIO Chair, Krystal Kyer at krystal.kyer@piercecountywa.gov or 253-798-2485

Contact the LIO Coordinator, Elizabeth McManus at Ross Strategic by emailing Andres Sheikh at asheikh@rossstrategic.com

Participating Organizations

16 organizations have participated in the LIO and in development of the Ecosystem Recovery Plan. Local watershed residents also participate in the LIO.

  • City of Tacoma
  • City of Sumner
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
  • Pierce Conservation District
  • Pierce County
  • WSU Washington Stormwater Center
  • Puyallup Watershed Initiative
  • Forterra
  • Rainier Audubon Society
  • Tahoma Audubon Society
  • Port of Tacoma
  • Puyallup Tribe of Indians
  • WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
  • Metro Parks Tacoma
  • WA Dept of Ecology
  • Pierce County Council