Saving Dead Man’s Pond

Forterra, a nonprofit formerly known as the Cascade Land Conservancy, purchased the 5-acre property in west Puyallup for $336,000. Forterra will hold the land until the city can gather funds to buy it for public use.

The partnership, propped up by funds from The Russell Family Foundation, is one piece of a larger conservation effort covering about 200 acres of the Clarks Creek watershed. That swath of land also includes nearly 9 acres of forested wetlands acquired by the city for conservation in 2012.

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