Online article in Tacoma Daily Index
By Todd Matthews
A partnership between the City of Tacoma, the Puyallup Tribe, and a citizens group could create a stewardship plan for First Creek and a sprawling watershed located on Tacoma's East Side.
On Tuesday morning, Tacoma City Council's environment and public works committee was briefed on a plan to increase public safety of the watershed, as well as restore, protect, and recognize the area's cultural significance. "This is an opportunity to reclaim this area," said City staff liaison Alisa O'Hanlon. "It is an asset to the community."
O'Hanlon presented a resolution aimed to "make a statement" that the city and the tribe were committed to working together on long-term care of the area.
Indeed, the resolution states a stewardship plan would assist the city in protecting infrastructure in the area, contribute to the city's open space planning and environmental preservation efforts, recognize the cultural significance of the area, and allow the area to contribute to the quality of life in the area.
Chris Ott, David Whitehead and Edwina Magrum are mentioned in the article.
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