Tacoma Open Spaces Program: Information SessionTacoma’s urban forests and wetlands need your help! Recent studies show that Tacoma’s natural areas will lose significant forest area and native habitat within the next 20 years if we don’t act now! Urban forest decline is mostly due to invasive plants like blackberry and ivy. This impacts water quality, air quality, as well as the overall quality of our neighborhoods and open spaces. You can play a tremendous role in restoring Tacoma’s urban forests by becoming a Habitat Steward with EarthCorps and the City of Tacoma!
This information session is for anyone wanting to learn more about volunteering with our program as either an individual volunteer or on a deeper level as a habitat steward. The next opportunity to volunteer as a habitat steward will be for sites opening up in early 2020.
By becoming a Habitat Steward you will:
- Learn to identify and remove aggressive weeds and plant native trees and shrubs;
- Engage volunteers and lead ongoing volunteer events;
- Strengthen the relationships in your neighborhood and community;
- Improve the health of our urban forests and wetlands.
Come to this information session to learn about what EarthCorps and the City of Tacoma are doing to keep Tacoma’s urban forests and wetlands healthy, and how you can volunteer to become a habitat steward at one of the city’s open space sites.