Green Tacoma Day at Dick Gilmur Shoreline Restoration and Kayak Launch

Join Forterra and the Port of Tacoma for Green Tacoma Day!

Please note that the event location has changed!

Forterra and the Port of Tacoma have shifted their Green Tacoma Day site from the Gog le hi te Wetlands to  the Dick Gilmur Shoreline Restoration and Kayak Launch on 5002 Marine View Dr, Tacoma, WA 98422.

This is a beautiful natural shoreline restoration project along marine View drive with lovely views of downtown Tacoma and Point Defiance. Volunteers will be removing invasive weeds, planting native shrubs, and will be helping to clean up the beach. The decision was made to shift the event from Gog Le Hi Te Wetlands because of unsafe conditions due to recent encampment activity

No minimum - Youth Waivers available at registration.  All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have any questions about this project, contact:
Charlie Vogelheim

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.


Please note new project location:

Dick Gilmur Shoreline Restoration and Kayak Launch

5002 Marine View Dr, Tacoma, WA 98422.

No upcoming volunteer events for this location