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MLK Day of Service Tree Planting in Tacoma- Event Full!

January 21, 9:00 am12:00 pm


This event is at capacity, and unfortunately closed to new volunteer sign ups. If you are interested in volunteering for MLK Day of Service in the Tacoma area, please consider these similar options to get outside and volunteer on Monday, January 21st:

In addition, if you would like to volunteer on Saturday, January 19th, you could volunteer with EarthCorps at Rhone-Poulenc Salt Marsh.

In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, we invite you to observe MLK Day as a “day on, not a day off” by improving your Tacoma community and helping to improve its vital natural areas. We will be out at the Place of Circling Waters, one of the Port of Tacoma’s wetland restoration projects, planting native trees and shrubs. This will improve the natural habitat and ecological functions of this ecologically important site that will benefit the greater Tacoma community.

This unique location, which boasts an intertidal marsh, the salmon-bearing Hylebos Creek, and forested open space, serves a vital role in the health of many of our beloved Pacific Northwest species, including birds, salmon, and our resident orcas. This ecological gem has been reclaimed from a former mining site and dump, and you can be part of restoring this important habitat by planting native species!

Everyone can help! All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. We provide all of the tools and training needed. So bring along your friends and family and get your hands dirty!

Please RSVP by emailing Ali Erskine at aerskine@forterra.org

Location: Place of Circling Waters (map)

Where to Meet: Parking in available in the lower lot

When: Monday, January 21st, 9:00am to 12:00pm

What to bring: Wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate layers for working outside, rain or shine! Please bring a reusable water bottle – we will bring the coffee and snacks!

If you are a volunteer under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian, please print and bring this waiver signed by a parent or guardian.


January 21
9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Charlie Vogelheim


Place of Circling Waters
1621 Marine View Dr
Tacoma, WA 98422 United States
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