Connect with nature Saturday, October 13th!
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 eleven different event sites around the city. Volunteers will be pulling invasive weeds, removing litter, and planting and mulching native shrubs and trees.
It’s easy to volunteer!
There are 10 Green Tacoma Day sites across the city! Find one near you and signup online!
New Event Location!
Dick Gilmur Shoreline Restoration and Kayak Launch
(Event previously listed as Gog-le-hi-te Wetlands)
Join Forterra and the Port of Tacoma as they work to restore this natural shoreline area on Marine View Dr. Find out more and sign up.
Mason Middle School Tree Planting
Join Tacoma Public Schools and Pierce Conservation District, and City of Tacoma Urban Forestry in planting trees around the the perimeter of Mason Middle School. Find out more and sign up.
Can’t wait until October?!
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
Hops for Treetops!
Thirsty for more?! This year, the Green Tacoma Partnership encourages you to learn about Tacoma’s urban trees and why they are so important to our quality of life. Join us on Saturday, September 8th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm as we take you on a guided urban tree tour featuring stops at some of Tacoma’s local breweries – all in support of our goal to connect people to nature!
Sign up here beginning August 1st!
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, Forterra, Citizens for a Healthy Bay, Pierce Conservation District, EarthCorps, 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