Connect with nature at Green Tacoma Day October 13

Help keep Tacoma Green by volunteering at one of 11 sites 

The Green Tacoma Partnership invites businesses, community groups, families and individuals to participate in Green Tacoma Day and Arbor Day, on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants can volunteer at one of 11 sites to plant trees, remove weeds and litter, connect with the community, and provide a helping hand to local green spaces.

Green Tacoma Day is the celebration of the partnership’s work to restore urban green spaces, while Arbor Day celebrates the planting, growing, and caring of Tacoma’s trees. For 24 years, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Tacoma as a Tree City USA for the City’s commitment to maintaining a healthy tree canopy.

Residents interested in keeping Tacoma green in their own backyard are encouraged to check out the Tree Coupon Program. The program is open now through April 1, 2019, to Tacoma and Pierce County residents. For more information, visit cityoftacoma.org/treecoupon.

Details for Green Tacoma Day and Arbor Day

When:  Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Project sites include Alling Park, China Lake, Franklin Park, Garfield Gulch, Gog-le-hi-te Wetlands, Julia’s Gulch, Mason Gulch, Mason Middle School Tree Planting, Oak Tree Park, Rhone-Poulenc Salt Marsh and Tacoma Community College.

Green Tacoma Partnership members include Pierce Conservation District, City of Tacoma, Metro Parks Tacoma, Forterra, EarthCorps, Tacoma School District and Tacoma Community College.

To learn more about the event or to register online, visit greentacomaday.org.

– City of Tacoma

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