Connect with nature Saturday, October 12th!
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tacoma’s wetlands, parks and open spaces need your help! These natural resources provide people with clean air, clean water, and access to nature. Keeping them healthy is a community effort! Join hundreds of volunteers this fall as we work to keep Tacoma green by volunteering at one of fourteen different event sites around the city. Volunteers will be planting and mulching shrubs and trees, pulling invasive weeds, and removing litter. (Scroll down to register).
September Lead-up Events
The Green Tacoma Partnership is hosting three fun and engaging events in September to stoke your environmental passion before Green Tacoma Day. You can learn about Tacoma’s urban trees at our tree tour and pub crawl, test your environmental knowledge at our trivia night, or think about how we collectively work together to address climate change through restoration. Join us at one these events and get inspired to do your part in keeping Tacoma green!
Green Tacoma Partnership Think and Drink Friendraiser at The Swiss
“UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: Translating Global Vision into Local Action”
Wednesday, September 25th at 6:00 pm – The Swiss Restaurant and Pub
Join local ecologists, educators and restoration practitioners as we engage in a community conversation around local efforts to curb environmental degradation and climate change through local ecosystem restoration. Sign up here!
Register for Green Tacoma Day!
There are 14 Green Tacoma Day sites across the city! Find one near you or explore a new area across town. Signup by following any of the links below!
New Tacoma (Port area)
Rhone-Poulenc Salt Marsh (qʷiqʷəlut)
Join EarthCorps, the City of Tacoma Open Space Program and 350 Tacoma in planting around this beautiful salt marsh in the Port of Tacoma. Find out more and sign up.
Wapato Hills Park (FULL)
Join EarthCorps and the City of Tacoma Open Space Program as we plant Garry Oak trees at one of the few remaining Garry Oak habitats on the west coast. Find out more and sign up.
Charlotte’s Blueberry Park
Join Metro Parks in helping the community at Charlotte’s Blueberry Park keep their park safe and healthy for people and nature. We will be clearing out invasive plants and planting native plants in areas that have recently been cleared. Find out more and sign up.
Kia-Kaha Restoration Area – Tacoma Community College
Join TCC at our Kia-Kaha Restoration site. Volunteers are needed to help remove litter and invasive plants from the site. Find out more and sign up.
Stewart Heights Park
It takes a community to plant trees. We are planting 40 trees and building community partnerships. Join Metro Parks, Tacoma Tree Foundation, Pierce Conservation District, and Fawcett Elementary as we work together to increase our green infrastructure in Tacoma and increase our tree canopy at Stewart Heights Park. Find out more and sign up.
The Green Tacoma Partnership partners lead events in and around Tacoma all year round! Visit the following organizations to learn more and get involved:
Metro Parks Tacoma
Pierce Conservation District
Tacoma Tree Foundation
Green Tacoma Partnership
Want to know more?
Formed in 2005, the Green Tacoma Partnership is a public-private venture between the City of Tacoma, Metro Parks Tacoma, EarthCorps, Forterra, Pierce Conservation District, Tacoma Tree Foundation, businesses, other non-profits and community members.
The Partnership works to engage the Tacoma community in the restoration and maintenance of viable, healthy green spaces by connecting stewardship groups, providing resources and trainings and organizing public outreach. For Tacoma’s residents, working together for a common cause in a local green space is a great way to build community. A community of connected, educated and engaged volunteers is the backbone of a strong, healthy and beautiful Green Tacoma.
Rain or shine, we will be out there! Unless there is lightning, high winds, or extreme weather, the volunteer event will still happen. We will have hot coffee and tea waiting for you, but make sure that you bring your raincoat and warm layers.
Why, yes! We would love to have you join us another time. Visit our partner links above by clicking on their logos to learn more about volunteer opportunities in the area.
- Sturdy, closed-toed shoes (work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, or tennis shoes).
- Clothing that can (and will) get dirty
- Long pants and long sleeves to help protect against prickly plants
- Rain gear and warm layers (check the weather!)
- Sack lunch and snacks
- Full water bottle