Steilacoom’s Parks and Trails Task Force meeting report, Nov. 13

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Annual Pierce County Trails Conference Report: Diane Sheldon shared information from the 9th annual Pierce County Trails Conference held 29 Oct 2014 at the Point Defiance Pagoda. This year’s theme was trail stewardship–celebrating planning, construction and stewardship of our local community trail networks. Along with official reports on trail progress throughout Pierce County, there was a panel presentation and group discussion of volunteer trail stewardship – what is working and what hasn’t worked so well. The event was organized by ForeverGreen Trails, whose vision is a countywide system of trails connecting all of Pierce County’s communities.  The system links sidewalks, bike lanes, and local pathways into an integrated network for safe, convenient, non-motorized travel. [Read more…]

All-comers community Christmas sing-and-play-along

Mark your calendars for Sunday December 14, 2014 and attend a free community concert or perhaps take part in it as well. From 6 to 8 p.m. at Steilacoom’s Town Hall, anyone who can sing or play an instrument is invited to join your friends and neighbors for an annual all-comers community Christmas sing and play along. No prior rehearsals are necessary. Just bring your musical instruments, music stands and enthusiasm. [Read more…]