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Nov 08

[ARCHIVED] Green Puyallup Day 2023

The original item was published from November 8, 2023 3:57 PM to November 8, 2023 4:02 PM

Two volunteers plant trees behind the volunteering in progress sign

Two volunteers plant native plants at the Green Puyallup Day Bradley Lake work party

Last weekend on November 4th, Puyallup community members gathered at three different locations throughout Puyallup for Green Puyallup Day. On Green Puyallup Day, we celebrate the spaces that we inhabit and collaboratively restore Puyallup lands that need some extra love from caretakers. This day brings Puyallup residents of all identities and backgrounds together to care for the land, both within and outside of Pierce Conservation District staff. The volunteers who joined us on Saturday included repeat volunteers, high school students, friend pairs, regular Bradley Lake Park visitors, and even a first time volunteer with Pierce Conservation District! Thanks to the hard work of these volunteers, these habitats have new native plants that will protect the water and soil health of their new homes. 

All of us at Pierce Conservation District are community members who are invested in boots on the ground work that improves the quality of life for our community and the land we steward. The work Conservation Districts do doesn't just stop with our workers. Green Puyallup Day is a day that embodies the work that all of us Pierce County residents do to steward the land. 

The day started with a downpour of rain that left the ground (and us) soaked. The weather timing was very Washingtonian; the skies cleared up hours after our restoration work concluded. Still, sixteen volunteers braved the weather to meet Pierce Conservation District workers. We planted a total of 249 plants at Bradley Lake Park, Deadman's Pond, and Silver Creek. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who attended Green Puyallup Day to improve urban landscapes' habitat!