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Dec 04

Green Cities Connect Community to Nature

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 8:11 AM by Allan Warren

GTD Photo_BS TroopA scout troop stand proudly in front of the tree they planted on Green Tacoma Day.

Over the course of 2 days this fall many volunteers opted to get outdoors and connect with nature through two Green City Day Events. The Green City Day events align work at many sites to see how much collective impact we can have in our city, but the work at these sites is year-round. Trained Habitat Stewards lead volunteer events throughout the year; digging up invasive plants, planting native trees and shrubs, mulching to hold in water during our dry summers, noting bird and wildlife activity, and watching a stream site mature!

City of Tacoma
  • 11 Event SitesGreen Tacoma Day
  • 270 Volunteers
  • 685 Native Shrubs/Trees Planted
  • 16,250 SF of Invasives Removed
City of Puyallup
  • 2 Event Sites
  • 17 Volunteers
  • 100 Native Shrubs/Trees Planted
  • 1,000 SF of Invasives Removed
If you want to learn more about a Habitat Site near you,
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Volunteers planted and mulched nearly 700 trees during Green Tacoma day, including an event at Julia’s Gulch.