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Saturday, April 21

Parks Appreciation Day

9:00 am

Do something good for the earth!  Participants are needed to spruce up local parks by trimming limbs, grooming grounds, combing beaches and planting more flowers and trees. This annual event draws thousands of volunteers in cities through... More
Point Defiance Beach Cleanup

9:00 am

Get hooked on helping at these cleanup events held every 3rd Saturday at the Point Defiance Marina. Join other volunteers to make a difference in the health and cleanliness of our beaches. Dress for the weather, whatever that means for you (... More
Tahoma Fuchsia Society Annual Plant Sale

9:00 am

Tahoma Fuchsia Society will be selling fuchsia starts and larger plants to support the Point Defiance Fuchsia Garden. Sale Location: North 12th and Stevens in the Disabled American Veterans Hall Tacoma, WA Learn more about the Fuchsia ... More
Oak Tree Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area every third Saturday. Our Habitat steward and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn, and grow. Volunteers are removing invasive plants and keeping the par... More
McKinley Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green space every 3rd Saturday. All ages welcome. Bring your garden gloves, wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will provide litter bag... More
Slug Celebration Walk

11:30 am

From local heroes to invading enemies, get to know the gastropods – also known as slugs and snails – who call Point Defiance Park home, including Washington’s largest species of land snail! Join us to celebrate these slimy ... More
Earth Day Extravaganza

12:00 pm

It’s time to celebrate the earth at the Tacoma Nature Center! Explore your creative side as you learn about the Earth and things that we can do to keep it healthy. Free. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Tacoma Nature Center 1919 S. T... More