Photo courtesy of Claire Todd
Dear Pierce County,
The county should remove channelization and pavement on the bottom of creeks in the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed. These modifications were designed to prevent flooding, but they have many adverse effects. Although it would be a substantial financial investment, it would be a benefit to the watershed and local ecosystems. A stream’s curves provide refuge for wildlife, allowing salmon to potentially return. Pavement on the bottom of streams removes drainage processes, and affects wildlife as well. Restoring this watershed would benefit ecosystems and the community who will be here for years to come.