Environmental Services Division offering free environmental work

Is there a stream in your community clogged with debris?
Is there a park overrun by blackberries or other invasive plant species?
Does your community have vegetation that needs to be planted?
If your community environment project qualifies, the City of Tacoma may complete the work for free.
Tacoma’s Environmental Services is sponsoring a Washington Conservation Corps crew through September 2002.
The five-member youth crew will complete numerous city-related projects during its time in Tacoma, but has room in its schedule for community enhancements, specifically if they relate to stormwater management or water quality.
Interested parties should submit an application by Friday, Feb. 1
Application forms are available through Desiree Pooley, city water quality technician, at 253/502-2126 or via e-mail at: dpooley@cityoftacoma.org.
Projects will be announced by Friday, Feb. 8.
Proposed projects should be environmental in nature, provide a neighborhood benefit, be related preferably to water quality or stormwater and be within Tacoma city limits.
Examples include invasive vegetation removal, community park cleanup, stream restoration or native vegetation plantings.
Co-sponsored by the state Department of Ecology and local governments, Washington Conservation Corps is a job training and service program for young adults dedicated to conserving and enhancing the natural resources in Washington state.
For more information on the state’s Washington Conservation Corps program, call 360/407-6946.