Celebrate Green Tacoma Day Nov. 15

Members of the Green Tacoma Partnership and Friends of Julia’s Gulch have invited Tacomans to celebrate the first annual Green Tacoma Day Nov. 15.

Representatives from the Port of Tacoma, Cascade Land Conservancy, and Friends of Julia’s Gulch will be on hand at 10:00 a.m. to speak on behalf of Green Tacoma Day and urban habitat conservation and restoration efforts in Tacoma. Visitors will get their first opportunity to explore the gulch, as well as participate in and learn about different phases of urban forest and habitat restoration.

The Port of Tacoma owns the property and worked with the City of Tacoma, Schnitzer Steel, and Cascade Land Conservancy earlier this year to conserve it.

A new community group, Friends of Julia’s Gulch, is working together to restore the gulch, which will be open to the public once access is improved. Julia’s Gulch neighbor and volunteer Heather Halabisky says of the event, “This is the neighborhood’s opportunity to get together and help restore a green area for our children and ourselves to enjoy.”

The Green Tacoma Partnership is a public private partnership between the City of Tacoma, Metro Parks Tacoma, Tahoma Audubon Society, Cascade Land Conservancy, citizens, educational organizations, neighborhood groups, non-profits, faith-based organizations and businesses all working together to sustain a viable healthy network of natural spaces throughout Tacoma.

You can find more information at http://www.greentacoma.org . For directions to the site and to RSVP, visit http://www.cascadeland.org/events/11-15-green-tacoma-day .