Monday, March 24, 2008

Congratulations, Pierce County volunteers!

This past Saturday, Pierce County recognized 93 individuals and 7 groups for outstanding volunteer service. According to Pierce County's website, they are part of 4,000 individuals who volunteer for the county. Award winners include Debbie Lowe, who helped form the Anderson Island Citizens Advisory Board; Sheriff's Cadet Lt. Kevin Pressel, who developed policies and procedures for the cadet program and helped lead the "McGruff the Crime Dog" program; Walt Bosch, who coordinates the Master Gardeners program; the WSU Pierce County 4-H Teen Ambassadors, who have helped with storm damage cleanup and providing care kits for children of deployed servicemen and women; Bob Cole, who has ridden in the Sheriff's Posse for 36 years; and Renee Paine, who has been a Master Gardener for 25 years.

In our own neighborhood, the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition was honored for its work to develop trails between Puyallup/Sumner and South Prairie. The group is currently working on developing a system of trails and greenways from Puget Sound to Mount Rainier. Some of our own Mount Rainier volunteers also volunteer with the Rails-to-Trails Coalition.

Congratulations to all of the Pierce County volunteers for contributing in a positive way to our community!

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