Tacoma’s parks and open spaces need your help! These natural resources provide people with clean air, clean water, and access to nature. Keeping them healthy is a community effort. Join hundreds of volunteers this fall as we work to keep Tacoma green and volunteer at Gog-Le-Hi-Te with Forterra, one of fourteen event sites around the city. Volunteers will plant and mulch flowering shrubs, and remove litter.
We will supply gloves, tools, water, and snacks. We will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, forest health, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No experience necessary, just come ready to have fun and learn something new!
Gog-le-hi-te wetlands is a critical wetland system located adjacent to the Puyallup River in the tideflats of Tacoma. More than 187 species of birds have been seen here and the off channel wetalnds provides critical habitat for juvenile Salmon.
For your safety and comfort, pleas
- Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!)
- Work gloves
- Long pants and long sleeves (helps protect against prickly plants)
- Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required such as work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, etc.NO sandals, flats or heels)
- Rain gear and warm layers -OR- sun protection (check the weather!)
- Sack lunch and snacks (to refuel) (We will also have snacks provided by Marlene’s Market & Deli!)
- Full water bottle (we will have a jug on-site for re-fills)
- Travel mug for tea/coffee (Thanks to Starbucks for providing coffee!)
The event will happen rain or shine!
RSVP link will take you to a form on EarthCorps’ website. EarthCorps is a partner organization who is managing all Green Tacoma Day sign-ups, but Forterra will be leading this event in partnership with the Port of Tacoma.