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About the Environmental Education COI

The Puyallup watershed is made up of different ecosystems, each of which has its lessons to teach and secrets to uncover.

Through our efforts toward the understanding and appreciation of our unique natural environment, along with the values of stewardship, equity and empowerment, we are working together to improve and expand the role of environmental education. It is through continued cooperation and coordinated action that we will all be able to make a difference and become the change that we are hoping to achieve.



The EECOI covers a large range of skills and capabilities, from facilitators to stewardship trainers, classroom teachers and lecturers to curriculum writers, specialized educators and outdoor learning opportunities. We are always accepting new partners and ideas!

Citizens for a healthy bay
City of tacoma
E3 Washington
Foss waterway seaport
Ikkatsu foundation
Jason Lee Middle School
The Tacoma nature center
Mount Rainier institute
Pacific education institute
Pierce college
Pierce conservation district
Pierce county public works
Puget Creek Restoration Society
Puyallup School District
The Surfrider Foundation
Tacoma public schools
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington
Washington State University Stormwater Center
WayOut Kids


  1. Increasing community-wide appreciation, connection, and understanding of the watershed through K-20 and life-long education.
  2. Empowering stewardship and advocacy that improves quality of life and health of the watershed for current and future members of the community.
  3. Engaging diverse communities and increase understanding of a community wide connection to place.
  4. Building and sustaining the capacity of the EECOI.


The EECOI in guided by a long-term strategic plan, which helps a broad range of stakeholders set priorities and allocate resources. Learn more about our approach in these foundational and guiding documents.

2018 Strategic Planning Timeline

2018 Work Planning Timeline

Get In Touch

New members and ideas are always welcome! If you’d like to learn more about how to protect, promote and enjoy all that the watershed has to offer, please contact:

Lisa Carter
  • Lisa Carter
  • Environmental Education
  • COI Administrative Coordinator