Photo from the Pierce County Photo Gallery, https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/gallery.aspx?PID=568
Dear Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Council,
In our Environmental Studies 350 lab work, we found that nutrients like phosphates are present in Clover Creek at concentrations near the Washington Department of Ecology’s moderate concern level. These nutrients are often introduced to the watershed through the use of fertilizers. Because they can lead to algal blooms, which disturb both wildlife and recreation, it’s important to inform community members about the impacts of fertilizers. It is my hope that your expertise and dedication to this watershed can help motivate community members to limit the use of these chemicals.