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.
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 last Wednesday of the month, from 10:00am-12:00pm (every third month). Meetings are currently held on Zoom.
Remaining meetings in 2023 will be held on April 26, July 26, and October 25. 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
Our Mission: We are citizens and representatives of businesses, governments and other groups collaborating to achieve clean water, healthy habitats and thriving communities. You can help PRWC fulfill its mission to restore, protect and enhance the environmental, economic and cultural health of our watershed, from Mount Rainier to Commencement Bay. The PRWC is an IRS 501c3 nonprofit organization. You can make a tax-deductible gift in support of PRWC’s mission.
Join the PWR-LIO stakeholder contacts email list to receive meeting announcements, agendas, and meeting minutes.
Contact the PWR LIO Chair, Krystal Kyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-798-2485
Contact the LIO Coordinator, Elizabeth McManus at Ross Strategic by emailing Andres Sheikh at email@example.com
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
- 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