Green Tacoma Day - Mason Middle School Tree Planting

Join Pierce Conservation District, City of Tacoma Urban Forestry, and Tacoma Public Schools at Mason Middle School where neighbors and volunteers will be planting trees around the perimeter of the school.

Trees improve our urban spaces by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, reducing polluted runoff, and providing shade and habitat for people and wildlife.  In the summer, shadier streets also means lower neighborhood temperatures, which can lessen the impacts of heat stress, and reduce the air pollution that increases asthma rates.  Trees at Mason Middle School will make an immediate impact. Beauty, shade, air quality will be improved and trees will bring nature into the student’s lives.

All volunteers are welcome - no minimum age. Youth waivers available on site at registration.

For more information, contact Melissa Buckingham at 360.791.5306 or at melissab@piercecd.org.

The Basics

GREEN TACOMA DAY

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!

Groups

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.

Directions

3901 N. 28th Street, Tacoma 98407
Sign UpSaturday, October 13th: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Number of volunteer positions available: 26