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Dec 01

A Successful Green Puyallup Day

Posted on December 1, 2022 at 11:14 AM by Camila Matamala-Ost

Volunteers at Bradley Lake Park strike a pose after installing 20 native plants!
Volunteers at Bradley Lake Park strike a pose after installing 20 native plants!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Green Puyallup Day 2022!

On Green Puyallup Day volunteers celebrate our parks and urban greenspaces by planting and protecting native plant species. Our parks are places that we often take for granted, so it feels very special to build community while helping to improve these community gathering spaces. 

The energy of our volunteers means that the four habitat stewardship sites look fantastic, but we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves.

  • 40 volunteers 
  • 120  volunteer hours 
  • 70 plants installed
  •  4 urban greenspaces improved

It is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture when working in restoration: another day another native plant installation or Himalayan blackberry bush vanquished. That is, until we get the chance to share the work we do to an excited group of volunteers. Thank you for the incredible reminder of the importance of working in community.

Volunteer at Silver Creek installs pollinator plant native Red Flowering Currant.
Volunteers at Silver Creek worked to install pollinator plants such as this native Red Currant.

Mulch pile at Deadman’s Pond. Mulching newly planted plants keeps the soil moist & aids plant growth
Mulch pile at Deadman’s Pond excitedly waits for volunteers. Mulching newly planted plants helps to increase water infiltration and maintain the moisture in the soil.