Green Day

mckinleyvolunteerswoods_tssThis coming weekend is going to see a large number of work parties. (It’s work, but it’s also a party!)  Green Tacoma Day gets citizens out into their parks and wild spaces to do all sorts of maintenance tasks, things that need to get done, that make Tacoma a better place, but that depend on volunteers to get done. Many of the activities on the schedule are examples of working collaborations between various organizations in the PWI.

The projects on the list this year include litter and debris cleanup, trail maintenance, pulling invasive plants and habitat restoration projects. It’s a good idea to bring work gloves, to wear sturdy shoes and to dress for the weather. Likewise, bring a snack and a reusable water bottle. Some of the locations will have a light lunch for volunteers.

norahkates_julias-gulch_111508-85Some of the locations that will see action include: First Creek, Franklin Park, Garfield Gulch, Gog-le-hi-te Wetlands, Julia’s Gulch, McKinley Park, Oak Tree Park, Pacific Lutheran University, Puget Creek, Swan Creek, Tacoma Nature Center, Tacoma Community College and Wapato Hills Urban Wildlife Habitat.

Pick a spot, get the whole story from Tacoma Metro Parks, and get out there.

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