The South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group (SPSSEG) has been working with project partners, including Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Pierce Conservation District (PCD), Pierce County Surface Water Management, and Forterra NW, to design and implement large scale floodplain restoration projects on South Prairie Creek since 2012.
This has resulted in a successful tributary restoration project completed in 2012, and a floodplain restoration project completed in 2021 on a 130-acre property owned by PCD and Pierce County.
Building on that success, project partners are now working on design of two more restoration reaches, on property also owned by PCD and Pierce County, upstream and downstream.
This will create a connected, functionally restored floodplain corridor stretching 2.3 miles across more than 300 acres! These projects are planned to be completed by 2026, with long-term floodplain forest restoration as the long-game restoration plan for these sites.