Metro Parks strives to be an ethical and responsible steward of Tacoma's financial, physical, natural, environmental, historical and cultural park resources. Through sound management and best practices, Metro Parks will create a legacy for future generations.
|Conservation & Nature Education|
|Northwest Wildlife Checklist
Discover all the amazing creatures around you.
Become a citizen scientist today by recording when and where you see these different species throughout your community.
The annual economic value of the multitude of community benefits our parks provide.
|Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit
A "Secondary Permittee" is an operator of a regulated small MS4 that is not a city, town or county. Secondary Permittees include special purpose districts and other MS4s that meet the criteria for a regulated small MS4.
(MS4=Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System)
A Bio Blitz is a 24-hour event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers and other community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi and other organisms as possible.