The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, February 27, 2017 This Week's Paper
Forum designed to help businesses prepare for a disaster

The Pierce County’s Economic Development Department along with County, Federal and State partners will hold its first post-disaster recovery forum Tuesday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at Dacca Barn, 2820 54th Ave. E. in Fife.

This free, half-day event is intended to encourage businesses to prepare for a disaster and provide a foundation in resilience planning. This forum will provide insight into how government and utilities may set priorities and will cover issues such as:

  • Red Tagging: How do I get back in my building?
  • Power/Water/Outage: How are priorities… Read More
Titlow shoreline restoration is almost complete

A $597,000 project to restore the shoreline, improve fish and wildlife habitat and expand the public recreation area at Titlow Park is nearly done and visitors have more room to explore via the adjacent Hidden Beach trail.

The nonprofit South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group spearheaded the project, which entailed demolition of a vacant beach house and removal of contaminated soils so the area can be returned to a natural state.

What was informally known as Kay’s house was located near the south end of the trail, north of Steamers Seafood Café. The single-story… Read More

Surfrider Foundation set for beach cleanup on Saturday

Rain, snow, or shine, it's beach cleaning time!  South Sound Chapter Surfrider Foundation volunteers will meet at Jack Hyde Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Parking is across Ruston Way, next to the train tracks, or continue on under the bridge and park at the Chinese Reconciliation Park.  

Anyone interested in volunteering for the beach cleanup should look for people with buckets, and the organization table with the blue Surfrider flag near the sundial.  Volunteers are asked to bring their own bucket and gloves,… Read More

Tacoma Providing Sandbag Supplies to the Public During Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Western Washington that will remain in effect through the evening of Friday, February 10, 2017. In response, the City of Tacoma’s Public Works and Environmental Services departments are providing free sandbag supplies to the public for personal use. Community members can come to one of two locations to shovel and load their own sandbags.

This service will be available through Feb. 10 at the following locations:

  • Tacoma Asphalt Plant at 3210 Center St.
  • Central Wastewater Treatment Plant at 2301 Cleveland… Read More
Applications Now Open for Mental Health, Substance Disorder Funding

The City of Tacoma is accepting proposals to address service needs for new or expanded mental health and substance use disorder (MHSUD) services that directly impact homelessness and household stability.

Services should align with the Neighborhood and Community Services Department’s strategic goals and should help meet the following community needs:
Rental assistance (to include first and last month’s rent and other monetary supports for clients experiencing mental health or substance use issues)
Individualized behavioral health supportive services as defined in RCW 82.14.460Read More

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