Nominations sought for Pierce County property conservation funding

Pierce County is accepting property nominations for the Conservation Futures program, which buys land or development rights to protect open space, timber and agricultural lands, wetlands, wildlife habitat and recreation lands.

Nominations are sponsored by nonprofit groups, cities, towns or County agencies, and by individuals who do not have interest in the land. The deadline to submit for 2010 funding is 4:30 p.m. on May 28.

The Conservation Futures program is administered by the Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department. More information and sponsorship applications are available on the department’s Web site at .

Property nomination applications also are available at the Parks and Recreation office, 9112 Lakewood Drive SW #114, Lakewood.