OCTOBER 14TH, 2017
Help keep Tacoma green!
Volunteer at one of 14 sites throughout Tacoma on Green Tacoma Day! The Green Tacoma Partnership invites people of all ages to get outside, have fun and engage in Tacoma’s green spaces. Volunteers will plant trees, remove invasive weeds, connect with the community, and provide a helping hand to our natural areas!
No experience is necessary, so bring along your whole family, friends, or just yourself for a fun morning of service.
Looking for a family-friendly opportunity to get outside or a fun activitiy before or after getting your hands dirty at a another one of our projects? Join us for the trail opening ceremony for the 1/2-mile pedestrian trail around the 80th Street regional stormwater holding pond. Walk the trail. Help Plant a Tree. Enjoy hot cocoa and donuts. Meet Scoopy Doo the dog. Paint a rock to leave your mark. Enjoy one of South Tacoma’s hidden urban habitats. Sign up and learn more by following this LINK
Sign up to Volunteer!
There are 14 Green Tacoma Day sites across the city! Find one near you and signup online.
Come help improve Salmon and bird habitat at Swan Creek with Forterra. We will remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs. If lucky we might get a glimpse at Salmon swimming up the creek! Find out more and sign up.
Join Tacoma Public Schools and the Pierce Conservation District as we prepare Reed Elementary school ground for new trees! On Saturday, we will be digging holes for tree planting on Sunday. Find out more and sign up.
Join Wapato Hills Parks’ site stewards to restore this neighborhood park. Find out more and sign up.
Join the stewards of Julia’s Gulch as they clear invasive weeds to create space for native plantings. Find out more and sign up.
Join Citizens for a Healthy Bay as they continue restoring this special wetland. Find out more and sign up.
Join Metro Parks Tacoma as they plant trees and shrubs at Verlo Park. Find out more and sign up.
Join Metro Parks Tacoma as we plant, pull, and prune at China Lake Park. Find out more and sign up.
Join Metro Parks Tacoma as we work to restore Oak Tree Park. Find out more and sign up.
Join Metro Parks Tacoma to improve the health of Franklin Park. Find out more and sign up.
Join Metro Parks Tacoma to restore the natural areas of the Tacoma Nature Center. Find out more and sign up.
Join EarthCorps as we plant and help restore Tahoma Salt Marsh. Find out more and sign up.
Join Metro Parks Tacoma as we plant trees and remove invasive plants at Ryan’s Park. Find out more and sign up.
Join Metro Parks Tacoma as we plant small trees and remove invasive species from this neighborhood park. Find out more and sign up.
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