Our New Native Plant Network

This past winter, the Mayor and Council passed legislation drafted by Councilman Chesek to create the Mount Rainier Native Plant Network. This is a new idea and probably easiest to explain by first talking a bit about biodiversity.Biodiversity is the enormous variety of plants, bugs, bees, birds, bears, humans, and everything in between that makes …

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February 8th Meeting on Stormwater Management in Mt. Rainier

In 2017, Councilperson Chesek presented a short, medium, and long-term plan to address stormwater management. Since that time, the City has received $352,000 in grant funding to build bio-retention structures in some of our tree boxes and develop a stormwater master plan for the city. Last year, many of us realized the gravity of this …

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RES 15-2020 – Municipal Greenhouse Gas Resolution – Draft Final

On January 5, the Mount Rainier City Council passed Resolution 15-2020: Municipal Greenhouse Gas Resolution. This resolution, initially drafted through the Green Team is based on the analysis finished in 2017 to analyze the City's Municipal Carbon Footprint. The resolution commits the City of Mount Rainier to phase out carbon emissions from city operations by …

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Fall Clean Ups!

The Mount Rainier Green Team represented at two clean up events this past month! First, we did some work at the 37th Street Park. This included cutting down invasive plants... Weeding the native pollinators garden... And mulching the young edible forest trees planted last spring. Second, the Green Team helped out at the Mount Rainier …

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