Green Tacoma Day – October 9, 2021
Tacoma’s 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 other volunteers this fall as we work to keep Tacoma green and volunteer at one of our events happening around the city!
The Green Tacoma Partnership invites businesses, community groups, families and individuals to participate in Green Tacoma Day on Saturday, Oct. 9. Participants can volunteer to plant trees, remove weeds and litter, connect with the community, and provide a helping hand to local green spaces.
Calendar of Events and Activities
Saturday, October 9th
Click on a link below to join us at a planting or restoration event in Tacoma this fall. We look forward to seeing you out there!
10am-1pm Green Tacoma Day at Fern Hill Join EarthCorps and the City of Tacoma for a planting and restoration event at Fern Hill Open Space, located in one of Tacoma’s historic neighborhoods. Register here!
Join EarthCorps and the City of Tacoma as we continue the restoration of this salt marsh habitat in the Port of Tacoma. Register here!
Join EarthCorps and the City of Tacoma at one of our newest Open Space sites for a planting and restoration event. Register here!
9am-12pm Green Tacoma Day at Gog-le-hi-te Wetlands Join Forterra and the Port of Tacoma at this reclaimed estuary wetland at the mouth of the Puyallup River to help create a pollinator habitat by planting native shrubs. Register here!
9am-12pm Green Tacoma Day at Point Defiance Park – Join Metro Parks Tacoma to remove non-native plants at the largest urban park in Pierce County. Register here!
9am-12pm Green Tacoma Day at Browns Point Playfield Natural Area – Join Metro Parks Tacoma for a restoration and planting event in northeast Tacoma. Register here!
9am-12pm Green Tacoma Day at Franklin Park Natural Area – Join Metro Parks Tacoma for a restoration and planting event in the heart of Tacoma. Register here!
9am-12pm Green Tacoma Day at Titlow Park – Join Metro Parks Tacoma for a restoration and planting event right along the Puget Sound. Register here!
9am-12pm Green Tacoma Day at Swan Creek Park – Join Metro Parks Tacoma and the Tacoma Tree Foundation for a restoration and planting event at a green space that features a wooded canyon and forested hills, a salmon-bearing stream and a community garden. Register here!
9am-12pm Green Tacoma Day at Alling Park – Join Metro Parks Tacoma and the Tacoma Tree Foundation for a planting and tree giveaway event. Register here!
10am-1pm, Green Tacoma Day at Kia Kaha at Tacoma Community College – Come pull weeds and collect litter at a restoration site right on the TCC campus. Email Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Green Tacoma Partnership
Want to know more?
Who is the Green Tacoma Partnership?
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.
Will the events still happen if it's raining?
Rain or shine, we will be out there! Unless there is lightning, high winds, or extreme weather, the event will still happen.
I can't participate this year. Are there other opportunities to volunteer?
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.
What should I bring?
- Virtual events do not have any requirements, but remember that face masks are required in public during Phase 2 in Pierce County.
- Face-to-face events require face masks and social distancing.
- You should plan on bringing your own snacks and beverages to stay hydrated.