Metro Parks Tacoma

Green Tacoma Day

Green Tacoma Day is an annual day of service that offers great opportunities for the Tacoma community to get to know each other and our local green spaces. No experience is necessary, so plan on bringing along your whole family, friends, or just yourself for a fun morning of service.

Green Tacoma Day is a partnership between several organizations, including the City of Tacoma, and community members throughout Tacoma. This year, EarthCorps will serve as the point of contact for volunteers. There will be a variety of different volunteer activities available. For more information, visit the EarthCorps Green Tacoma Day web page or email EarthCorps' Dan Enbysk at dan@earthcorps.org.

Green Tacoma Day at Wapato Hills Park
Volunteers will be working to remove ivy from the upper wetland area and Scotch broom from the area next to the upper walking trail.

  • Contact our volunteer team with any questions about this event:
    Sean Walters / sean@earthcorps.org / 206-322-9296 x217
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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
S 64th St and S Wapato St., Tacoma, WA  98409