Volunteers needed for South Tacoma Way ‘de-paving’ project

The Pierce Conservation District is seeking volunteers to participate in an eco-friendly project that aims to reduce the amount of polluted rainwater runoff in an area of South Tacoma.

The so-called ‘de-paving’ project will replace approximately 3,000 square feet of asphalt with street trees and landscape planting. In the end, organizers expect the improvements will keep almost 75,000 gallons of polluted water out of Puget Sound annually.

A similar project was completed last year near the intersection of Division Avenue and Sprague Avenue in Tacoma (see “Tacoma volunteers to transform parking lot into plant paradise,” Tacoma Daily Index, March 12, 2014).

The de-paving project will be held on Sat., March 14, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., at Habitat For Humanity, located at 4824 South Tacoma Way, in Tacoma. More information is available online here and here.

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