Green Tacoma Day at Tahoma Salt Marsh: Tacoma

Join us as we work in this wetland along the Ruston Way shoreline! Completed in 2004, this project through the City of Tacoma helped establish a salt marsh and mudflat to provide nesting, refuge and feeding opportunities for a variety of fish and birds. Almost 2 acres were excavated and a channel was dug in order to let water move more naturally, making it a unique site to visit.

The Basics


Connect with nature Saturday, October 13th!
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 hundreds of volunteers this fall as we work to keep Tacoma green and volunteer at one of ten different event sites around the city. Volunteers will pull invasive weeds, remove litter, and plant and mulch trees and shrubs.
It’s easy to volunteer!
Register your group, family, or as an individual 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 have fun and 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.


ADDRESS: 1741 N. Schuster Parkway, Tacoma. 
Located adjacent to City of Tacoma’s Chinese Reconciliation Park

  • From I5 south take exit 133 towards City Center
  • Merge onto I-705 N
  • Exit to the left onto Shuster Parkway
  • Cross over the RR tracks and merge onto Ruston Way
  • As you come down off the overpass, take the first left into what looks like a parking lot
  • Drive south (left) through the parking lot and continue onto the road beyond the lot
  • Pass under the overpass and the site will be on your left just past the Chinese Reconciliation Park
  • Park on the gravel strip alongside the property
BY BUS: Check route options on Pierce Transit Trip Planner:

No upcoming volunteer events for this location