Green Tacoma Day at Swan Creek with Forterra

Join Forterra, Pierce County Parks, Puyallup Watershed Initiative at Swan Creek to celebrate Green Tacoma Day. Come help improve Salmon and bird habitat at Swan Creek. We will remove invasives and plant natives. If lucky we might get a glimpse at Salmon.

Volunteers under 18 years old will need a completed youth waiver. Fill it out in advance, or we will provide copies on the event day. 

Contact Matt Mega with any questions about this event

The Basics

Volunteer and Help Keep Tacoma Green!
Volunteer at one of 14 sites throughout Tacoma on Green Tacoma Day!  Volunteers will plant trees, remove invasive weeds, connect with neighbors, and provide a helping hand to our natural areas!
No experience is necessary, so bring along your whole family or friends for a fun morning of service.

We will supply gloves, tools, water and snack bars. We will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, forest health, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! Be sure to sign in at registration when you arrive.

For your safety and comfort please bring:

  • Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!)
  • Work gloves
  • Long pants and long sleeves (helps protect against prickly plants)
  • Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required such as work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, etc.NO sandals, flats or heels)
  • Rain gear and warm layers -OR- sun protection (check the weather!)
  • Sack lunch and snacks (to refuel)
  • Full water bottle (we will have a jug on-site for re-fills)
  • Travel mug for tea/coffee (Thanks to Starbucks for providing coffee!)
The event will happen rain or shine!


If you are coming as a group, the group leaders are expected to have an active role in our events. Please get in touch with your site leader before the event to make sure everything is in order. On the day of the event, make yourself known to the staff and arrive early in order to help guide your group members.


Swan Creek (Pioneer Ave East Entrance) 2922 Pioneer Way East
Parking lot off Pioneer Way near intersection of Waller Road E and Pioneer Way E

No upcoming volunteer events for this location