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Green Tacoma Days – October 8th – 11th

The Green Tacoma Partnership invites families and individuals to participate in Green Tacoma Days, Thursday, October 8th through Sunday, October 11th.

Participants can pre-register below and then track your participation during the event with our simplified 1) Green Tacoma Days Passport or 2) Green Tacoma Days Mobile Passport on the Goosechase app, or both.  We will email you the simple Green Tacoma Days Passport on October 5th along with information on downloading and finding our event on the Goosechase app.

Fill out either for the activities you complete, earn points for participating and receive cool event swag as our way to say thanks for Keeping Tacoma Green! (While supplies last!) After the event, celebrate with the rest of Tacoma by posting photos of your participation at #greentacomaday or on our event on Goosechase.

Green Tacoma Day is coming to you at home this year!   Because of COVID-19, many people around the world have been reengaging with the natural spaces they have around them. Enjoying local parks and green spaces, learning about native plants, gardening, and birding are all ways we can engage with nature right at home.  While we won’t be leading as many live volunteer events in Tacoma’s parks and open spaces this year, we will be hosting a variety of fun and engaging virtual, and do-it-yourself activities to keep those green thumbs and minds engaged at home and in your local neighborhoods while masking-up and social distancing.

PRE-REGISTER HERE!

beginning September 18th

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Calendar of Events and Activities


Anytime/Asynchronous Activities and Events 10/8 – 10/11

Green Tacoma Nature Hunt
Green Tacoma Partnership
Oct. 8th – Oct. 11th
Download the Goosechase© app at www.goosechase.com then search for the “Green Tacoma Day.” Join a team and have fun engaging in different “Green” activities!
Virtual Tour of the Port’s Habitat Restoration Sites
Port of Tacoma/Forterra
Visit the Port of Tacoma’s Habitat Restoration Story Map here and take a virtual tour of these sites.
Audio Tour of Gog Le Hi Te Wetlands or Place of Circling Waters
Port of Tacoma/Forterra
In-person or online.
Visit the Port of Tacoma’s Habitat Restoration Story Map here and take an audio tour of these wetland areas.
Port of Tacoma’s public wetland site Bingo Activity
Port of Tacoma/Forterra
Visit the Port of Tacoma’s Habitat Restoration Story Map here and play our Wetland Bingo Activity!
Tacoma Open Space Program – Bio-Blitz and Forest Bathing
With EarthCorps and the City of Tacoma Open Space Program.
Download the iNaturalist (www.iNaturalist.org) app, find the “Tacoma Open Space project”, and visit one of our open space restoration sites. Record the species you see. End your visit with “forest bathing” following an online guided mediation.
Visit https://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer/tacoma/ for details.
Metro Parks Tacoma – Nature at Home
With Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium and our sister zoos.
Check out a host of active and fun, nature-based exploration, science, and arts activities. Families will discover a wealth of home-based learning and development activities. Kids love to explore, touch, imagine, and create.
Visit https://www.pdza.org/discover/schools/nature-at-home/ for details.Metro Parks Tacoma – Wright Park Self-Guided Tree Tour
Wright Park, 501 S I St, Tacoma
Download the tree tour booklet and map and explore a diversity of native and exotic trees in Wright Park.
https://www.metroparkstacoma.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/champion-tree-tour-wright-park.pdf

Thursday, October 8th

Metro Parks Tacoma Caring for Parks
Oakland Madrona Park
10 am – 1 pm
Help care for the park by picking up litter and weeding. This is a face-to-face event. Space is limited. Register here!
Tacoma Tree Foundation Growing Skills webinar on Planting Techniques
Online – 12 noon
YouTube channel @tacomatreefoundation.
Or register here!
Pierce County Parks Tree and Seed Giveaway
Chambers Creek Regional Park – Lower Parking Lot/Central Meadow (Map)
9 am – 1 pm
Come pick up seeds and tree saplings to plant at home!

Friday, October 9th

Pierce County Parks Tree and Seed Giveaway
Chambers Creek Regional Park – Lower Parking Lot/Central Meadow (Map)
9 am – 1 pm
Come pick up seeds and tree saplings to plant at home!
Metro Parks Tacoma Shoreline Restoration
Dickman Mill Shoreline Restoration Work Party
9 am-Noon
Help with maintenance at the Dickman Mill Shoreline Restoration Project. This is a face-to-face event. Space is limited.
Register here! 

Saturday, October 10th

Schoolyard Rain Garden Work Parties
Pierce Conservation District, Defenders of Wildlife, Orcas Love Raingardens, Tacoma Tree Foundation
10 am – 1 pm
Join one of several rain garden work parties at local schools. This is a face-to-face event. Space is limited. Register here!
Metro Parks Tacoma Restoration Work Party
Franklin Park Natural Area
9 am-Noon
Help remove invasive plants, mulch, and plant small trees. This is a face-to-face event. Space is limited.
Register here!
Plant Giveaway at Wapato Lake Park
Tacoma Tree Foundation, Metro Parks Tacoma, The Nature Conservancy
Wapato Lake Park
10 am – 1 pm
Come pick up native plants to plant at home!
Explore TCC’s “Back Forty”
Tacoma Community College Wetland
All Day
Download the iNaturalist (www.iNaturalist.org) app and find “TCC bioblitz for Green Tacoma Day” project. Walk the TCC “Back Forty” and record the species you see!

Sunday, October 11th

Metro Parks Tacoma & UWT REN Planting
Titlow Park UWT Restoration Planting
10 am – 2 pm
Help our community partner UWT Restoration Ecology Network plant native plants. This is a face-to-face event. Space is limited.
Register here!
Tacoma Tree Foundation – Forest Gratitude Walk
Online (TBD)
Join us for an online guided Forest Gratitude Walk

Green Tacoma Partnership

Green Tacoma Day Sponsors