The City of Tacoma and Metro Parks Tacoma will hold a public meeting in April to discuss the completed Schuster Slope Management Plan.
The two organizations have entered into an agreement that aims to determine how Schuster Slope can serve the community through the fostering of volunteer stewardship, quality vegetation, and natural resource management plans. The undeveloped area provides important environmental benefits, such as managing stormwater, providing wildlife habitat, and protecting water quality.
The Schuster Slope Management Plan includes a long-range vegetation management approach for the Schuster Slope landscape and is the product of collaboration between the public, the City of Tacoma, Metro Parks Tacoma, and a consulting team.
A public meeting to discuss the plan will be held on Thurs., April 30, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Landmark Convention Center’s Gothic Ballroom, located at 47 St. Helens Ave., in Tacoma.
More information is available online here.
To read the Tacoma Daily Index’s complete and comprehensive coverage of Tacoma’s Schuster Slope, click on the following links:
- 2 contractors bid on project to clean up Schuster Slope (Tacoma Daily Index, Sept. 23, 2014)
- Schuster Slope: Cleanup crew needed for 16-acre open space area (Tacoma Daily Index, Sept. 10, 2014)
- Schuster Slope: City, Metro Parks Tacoma to host open house July 16 (Tacoma Daily Index, July 8, 2014)
- Community forum will explore Tacoma’s Bayside Slope management (Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 6, 2014)
- Tacoma City Council OKs state grant for urban forest program (Tacoma Daily Index, Oct. 9, 2013)
- Tacoma’s Hilltop Diversitree Project kicks off Oct. 11 (Tacoma Daily Index, Oct. 7, 2013)
- State grant could help grow Tacoma’s urban forest program (Tacoma Daily Index, Oct. 4, 2013)
- Anonymous donation aims to bring more street trees to Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood (Tacoma Daily Index, Aug. 16, 2013)
- Tacoma City Council to discuss proposed changes to open space program (Tacoma Daily Index, Feb. 1, 2013)
- Work begins soon to preserve Schuster Slope’s urban forest (Tacoma Daily Index, July 30, 2012)