The wetland at Alexander Ave is a small restoration site located in the Tacoma Tideflats. This heavy industrial area is still critical to many of our salmon. Our work will help ensure small pocket wetlands and habitat remain viable to fish, birds and other wildlife. Volunteer with Forterra to care for recently planted natives (mulch and weed) and work to keep the invasive plants at arm’s length. This little urban oasis is part of the Port of Tacoma’s mitigation sites of which Forterra has been contracted to maintain.
No experience needed. All tools and gloves provided.
What to bring: tough clothes, and shoes that can get dirty and wet. We’ll have coffee and light snacks to get the day going.
Where to meet: Alexander Ave Wetland is located a little NE of the Blair Waterway Turning Basin. Google search 358 Alexander Ave E to get directions (see map below). Look for Green Tacoma Partnership event signs. It is a little tricky to navigate the Tideflats. If coming from Tacoma on 509, you cannot turn left onto Alexander Ave (dead-end), you must drive around. Take Taylor (left) to Lincoln (left) to Alexander (Left). There is a parking lot on your left.
Where to park: there is an off-street parking lot at the site
Please RSVP (the earlier the better!) so that we can plan a great event for you. To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please contact Matt at email@example.com.
All ages are welcome, but children under 18 will need a parent present for this event