Metro Parks Tacoma

Natural Area Steward Groups

All Natural Area Steward Groups listed below have agreements in place through CHIP-in! To join an existing group, please contact us.  (These groups do park maintenance, park patrol & are concerned citizens...just like You!)

Alderwood Park CHIP-in! Site 

Alderwood Park

  • Seeking a New Habitat Steward!

Help existing park service with:

  • Litter pickup and removal
  • Invasive Plant removal
  • Other special projects
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Charlotte's Blueberry Park

Habitat  Steward Group:
Friends of Blueberry Park

Habitat Steward- Kevin Going

  •  Blueberry picking season is mid-July & August.

Join us: 4th Saturday of every month from 9 am to noon

There will be no November or December work party for this park. Join us the 4th Saturday of January!

Friends of Blueberry Park help existing park service with:

  • Some pruning & thinning bushes
  • Organized monthly clean up events

 

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Franklin Park

Habitat  Steward Group:
Friends of Franklin Park

  • Habitat Stewards Nori Kimura & Alex Deome

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Join us: 2nd Saturday of every month from 9 am to noon


Friends of Franklin Park help existing park service with:

  • Litter pickup and removal
  • Invasive plant removal
  • Native plant weeding & watering
  • Organized work parties and more!
 Big CHIP-in! Group Volunteers at Garfield Gulch

Garfield Gulch

Habitat Steward Group:
Friends of Garfield Gulch

  • Habitat Steward, Rob Girvin
    rgirvin@harbornet.com

Future work parties to be announced

 


Friends of Garfield Gulch help existing park service with:

  • Litter pickup and removal
  • Invasive plant removal
  • Native plant planting
  • Organized work Parties and more!
Two Volunteers at Julias Gulch (Port of Tacoma)
 
Julia's Gulch


Habitat Steward Group:
Friends of Julia's Gulch

 Future work parties to be announced

Julia's Gulch volunteer steward group helps existing park service with:

 

  • Invasive plant removal
  • Native plant planting
  • Organized work Parties and more!
 Large Group of CHIP-in! Volunteers By Play Equipment in McKinley Park McKinley Park

Habitat Steward Group:
Friends of McKinley Park
  • Habitat Stewards, Larry & Lynnette Scheidt
  • www.facebook.com/groups/170494172998827/
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Join us: 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 am to noon


Friends of McKinley help existing park service with:

  • Litter pickup and removal
  • Invasive plant removal
  • Native plant planting
  • Organized work parties and more!
Habitat Steward group in Oak Tree Park Oak Tree Park

Habitat Steward Group:

  • Albert Styers
  • Cinda Berkhout
  • Philip Lord
www.facebook.com/
OakTreeParkSteward

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Join us: 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 am to noon

Oak Tree Park's volunteer steward group helps existing park service with:

  • Litter pickup and removal
  • Invasive plant control & removal
  • Community Education

 

 Girl in Red Shirt Shoveling at CHIP-in Event by Duck Pond in Point Defiance Park Point Defiance Park

Habitat Steward Group:

Sierra Club-Tatoosh Chapter

Join us: 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 am to noon for a Point Defiance Beach Clean Up (meet at the Marina)


Sierra Club-Tatoosh Chapter helps existing park service with:

  • Litter pickup and removal
  • Brush removal
  • Invasive plant removal with a strong focus on English Ivy
 Puget Creek Natural Area

Puget Gulch

Habitat Steward Group:
Puget Creek Restoration Society

Join us: 2nd Saturday of every month from 9 am to noon


PCRS provides restoration and research activities designed to restore, conserve and preserve Puget Creek and Puget Gulch for conservation.

First Saturday natural area work party at Ryan's Park. Ryan's Park
Habitat Steward
  • Luis Yanez 
Join us: 1st Saturday of every month from 9 am to noon
 

Help existing park service with:

  • Maintaining the natural area & wetland.
Tacoma Nature Center

Habitat Stewards:

  • Cyndy Dillon
  • Bill Brookreson

Join us: 1st & 3rd Fridays of every month from 9 am to noon


 
Join us for regular stewardship activities:
 
  • Removing invasive plant species
  • Re-planting areas with native plants and helping those plants thrive.
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MLK day of caring 2014 Titlow Park Titlow Park

Seeking New Habitat Steward! 

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Titlow Park's volunteer steward group helps existing park service with:

  • Litter pickup and removal
  • Invasive plant removal
  • Native plant weeding & watering
  • Organized work parties and more!
Trees in forested area of Wapato Hills Park
 
Wapato Hills Park

Habitat Steward Group: Friends of Wapato Hills Natural Area

  • Carol Munsey
  • Andrew Mordhurst
  • Loren Korff
  • Lori Hall

Join us: 2nd Saturday of every month from 9 am to noon

Wapato Hills Park volunteer steward group helps existing park service with:

  • litter pick-up
  • trail maint
  • invasive removal
  • Organized monthly work parties
  • reporting safety concerns
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Habitat Steward

Join us: 4th Saturday of every month from 9 am to noon. Meet at the off-leash dog parking lot which is accessed off the Sheridan entrance to the park (take a right at the round about after you enter the park).

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The goal of the Wapato Lake work parties are to remove invasive plant species, such as blackberry, ivy and laurel, from the park's wetlands and wooded areas, as well as some minor trash clean up.  

Four CHIP-in! Volunteers With Bags In Woods Seeking A Steward:
We are seeking Habitat Stewards to assist in the care & coordination of work parties at the following Parks:
  • Delong Park
  • Ursich Park
  • Titlow Park 
 Interested? Please contact us if you would like to be a part of the CHIP-In! Program as a Habitat Steward.  richardm@tacomaparks.com
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Thank you!
 
Use this map to see our current list of natural area steward groups.
 

Can't find a friends group in your natural area?

Contact chipin@tacomaparks.com to learn how you might work in partnership with Metro Parks to start one.


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