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January 17, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Martin Luther King Jr Day of Caring!

Monday, January 17, 2022

Volunteer with us by spending 3 hours at one of 6 active sites across Puyallup and Fircrest. Activities will include planting native plants that support our local wildlife and pollinators and taking out the plants that threaten this habitat.

What will volunteers be doing at the event?

While the exact tasks at hand vary, our projects focus on improving the open spaces, forests, and parks in our local cities.  Healthy ecosystems and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and naturally filter rain water, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.

In order to create healthy forests and riparian zones, the work can include:

  • Planting healthy trees and shrubs
  • Removing invasive species of plants
    • Reed Canary Grass
    • Himalayan Blackberry
    • English Ivy
    • Etc.
  • Caring for existing and previous plantings

Active Sites:

  • Silver Creek, Puyallup.  Planting and invasive removal.
  • Deadmans Pond, Puyallup.  Planting and invasive removal.
  • Bradley Lake Park, Puyallup.  Mulching.
  • Pioneer Place II, Puyallup.  Planting and invasive removal.
  • Meeker Creek, Puyallup.  Digging up blackberry.
  • Whittier Park, Fircrest.  Making and planting cuttings.

For your safety and comfort please bring:

  • Clothing that can get dirty
  • Long pants and sleeves
  • Sturdy shoes (closed toed shoes required, no sandals or flats)
  • Rain gear and warm layers (the event will happen rain or shine)
  • Full water bottle!

Youth Policy

Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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