Green Tacoma Partnership plans orientation meeting for habitat stewards


Are you interested in learning more about restoring or maintaining one of Tacoma’s urban green spaces?

If so, the Green Tacoma Partnership has scheduled a habitat steward orientation meeting next month for community members ready to take on a leadership role in restoring and maintaining one of Tacoma’s urban green spaces. The orientation will cover the purpose, structure, and benefits of the Green Tacoma Partnership; how to prioritize your restoration site, identify basic invasive and native plants, and proper removal and installation techniques; how to create and implement a volunteer based urban green space restoration project; and volunteer event protocols, how to request resources, and reporting outcomes.

Once an individual attends the orientation, Green Tacoma Partnership staff will work with the new habitat steward to identify a site (if needed) and develop a restoration project and a system for tracking project progress. Habitat stewards are eligible to receive tools, materials and plants (when available), technical assistance, and additional training to implement a successful community based urban green space restoration project. Habitat stewards also have opportunities to network with other habitat stewards working across Tacoma.

The Green Tacoma Partnership habitat steward orientation meeting will be held on Sat., June 16 between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Tacoma Nature Center, located at 1919 South Tyler Street, in Tacoma. For more information and to register, please click here .

The Green Tacoma Partnership, which includes City of Tacoma, Metro Parks Tacoma, and Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy), aims to restore and maintain 1,881 acres of urban green space citywide by 2031.