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!

Hops for Treetops!
Saturday, September 7th at 2:00 pmTacoma Brewing Company

Join us as we take you on a guided urban tree tour featuring stops at three local Tacoma breweries –
all in support of our goal to connect people to nature! (Must be 21 or older). Sign up here!

Trivia Night at the Odd Otter to benefit the Green Tacoma Partnership
Wednesday, September 18th at 6:00 pmOdd Otter Brewery

Test your environmental trivia knowledge, win a prize and support local ecological restoration.
Percentage of evening sales to benefit the Green Tacoma Partnership (Must be 21 or older). Sign up here!

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 pmThe 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!

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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!

North Tacoma

Julia’s Gulch
Join EarthCorps and the City of Tacoma Open Space Program and help plant native plants at the top of this important wildlife corridor.
Find out more and sign up.

New Tacoma (Port area)

Gog-le-hi-te Wetlands
Join Forterra and the Port of Tacoma as they work to plant native plants and restore this wetland area in the Port of Tacoma.
Find out more and sign up.

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.

North End

Garfield Gulch
Join Metro Parks Tacoma as volunteers work to plant native plants and remove invasive plants at this park in the North End.  Find out more and sign up.

Mason Gulch
Join EarthCorps and the City of Tacoma Open Space Program as we plant evergreen trees in this important urban forested area.  Find out more and sign up.

Central Tacoma

Fireman’s Park 
Join the City of Tacoma as we plant trees at Fireman’s Park.
Find out more and sign up.

Franklin Park
Join Metro Parks Tacoma as we work to restore Franklin Park by removing invasives and take a native plant walk.  Find out more and sign up.

South Tacoma

52nd St. Wetlands
Join EarthCorps and the City of Tacoma Open Space Program as we plant native plants at this pristine urban wetland area. Find out more and sign up.

Wapato Hills Park
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.

South End

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.

West End

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.

Titlow Park
Join Metro Parks as we work with our local community to clean up the park and create healthy and thriving space for people and nature. Find out more and sign up.

Eastside

McKinley Park
Join Metro Parks as we continue our efforts to create a healthy and diverse habitat at McKinley Park. 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.

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The Green Tacoma Partnership partners lead events in and around Tacoma all year round! Visit the following organizations to learn more and get involved:
Forterra
Metro Parks Tacoma
Pierce Conservation District
Tacoma Tree Foundation

 

Green Tacoma Partnership

Green Tacoma Day Sponsors