Green Puyallup Partnership
About the Green Puyallup Partnership
The Green Puyallup Partnership is the most recent addition to the Green City Partnerships family. Formed in 2015, the Green Puyallup Partnership is a public-private venture between the City of Puyallup, Pierce Conservation District, Forterra, other nonprofits, businesses, and community members. The Partnership is building a sustainable network of healthy natural open spaces for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations. The Green Puyallup Partnership’s vision is to restore and maintain natural open spaces that support healthy ecosystems and waterways through community stewardship.
Ways to Get Involved:
Become a Habitat Steward
If you want to make an impact on the natural open space you care about most consider becoming a Habitat Steward. You will receive valuable free training in restoration and maintenance techniques, volunteer management, project implementation, and much more. Are you interested in becoming a Habitat Steward? Contact us.
Volunteer at a restoration event
Come get your hands dirty, meet other members of the community, and make a difference where you live! Volunteer events are available year round for people of all ages and ability levels. Our volunteers dig in by removing aggressive weeds, planting native trees and shrubs, mulching, watering, building trails, and helping to ensure natural open spaces stay healthy. We need your help to reach our goals – join us at a work party.
Become a supporter
If getting your hands dirty is not for you, consider sponsoring Green Puyallup Partnership efforts. The success of this program relies on support from Puyallup’s community members. Every gift large and small makes a difference. In-kind donations, funding key pieces of work and bringing employees out to work parties are just a few ways to help. If you are a business and would like to be part of this amazing effort, please contact us.
Your generous donations power the Partnership! Making a gift allows us to restore parks and green spaces, plant thousands of trees across Puyallup’s forested parks, give schools an outdoor classroom, and more. Every contribution helps create a healthier, greener city for all. Donate today.
Why this is important
Natural open spaces provide essential ecological services and social benefits to our community like reduced stormwater runoff, improved water and air quality, stronger property values and attractive communities, reduced greenhouse gases, increased habitat for native wildlife, and improved quality of life. Through a dedicated community effort, the Green Puyallup Partnership is working to restore and maintain 354 acres of natural open spaces.
Puyallup’s natural open spaces face the same kinds of pressures and problems as many urban forests throughout the region. Aggressive weeds blanket the understory, climb into trees, and prevent new trees and shrubs from growing. We remove aggressive weeds, plant native trees and shrubs, and monitor natural open spaces over time. The Green Puyallup Partnership hosts multiple volunteer events throughout the year making it easy for you to get involved.
Please contact us by email or by phone at (253) 383-7245.