CHIP-in! has several special events throughout the year, each with a different set of goals in mind, but all with the ultimate goal of improving our parks and natural areas.
|POINT DEFIANCE MARINA BEACH CLEAN UPS take place every 3rd Saturday from 9 am to noon. |
• May 18, 2013
• Jun. 15, 2013
• Jul. 20, 2013
|TRAILS DAY took place on June 1, 2013 at Point Defiance Park from 9 am to noon. We celebrated National Trails Day at our local parks by doing trail improvements to help our existing trail system.|
|PITCH IN FOR PUPS took place on July 21, 2012 from 9 am to noon at Point Defiance Park. We focused on improving the off leash area at Point Defiance Park for our four-legged friends.|
2013 date TBA
|UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING takes place in partnership with the United Way on September 20, 2013 from 9 am to 1 pm. Each year, the United Way challenges corporate groups and individuals to get involved in local community projects on the 3rd Friday in September. Metro Parks Tacoma hosts or co-hosts sites in order to improve our natural areas and nature-centered facilities.|
|WAKE UP FOR WAPATO |
September 22, 2012 from 10 am to 2 pm.
This event kicked off the Wapato Sustainability Project and let participants try out recent park improvements including a new loop trail around the lake and new dog park!
2013 date TBA
|GREEN TACOMA DAY|
October 20, 2012 from 10 am to 1 pm.
This event takes place at multiple parks throughout the nation and is in conjunction with National Publics Lands Day. This event is delivered through the Green Tacoma Partnership with a focus centered on habitat restoration in our natural areas. View Green Tacoma Day 2012 Poster. 2013 date TBA
|Martin Luther King Junior Day of Caring Sites at Franklin & Titlow Parks took place January 21, 2013 from 8 am-1 pm. Types of activities included litter pick up, trim back bushes and plantings, and repair trails and natural areas. Individual volunteers just reported and signed in. Groups pre-registered. Contact Richard Madison or view flyer for more information.|
|PARKS APPRECIATION DAY took place on April 20, 2013 in several parks all throughout Pierce County, from 9 am to Noon. We celebrated Earth Day, Arbor Day, National Parks Week and your local parks in one fun event by sprucing up the parks to prepare them for the summer season.|