Students spiff up Port habitat sites

Local students dedicated time this summer to make two Port habitat sites ship-shape. As part of the Port’s habitat stewardship program, members of Motivating Our Children to Honor Academics (M.O.C.H.A.) Mentoring removed trash from shoreline habitat near APM Terminals. After the cleanup, the students watched terminal operations and toured cranes. Students from Tacoma’s Math+Science+Leadership program at the University of Washington Tacoma also spent a day spreading mulch at the Gog-le-hi-te wetlands on the Puyallup River to protect recent plantings from summer heat. The stewardship activities were organized by Citizens for a Healthy Bay.