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Monthly Work Party at the Salt Marsh
May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Since January 2018, 350 Tacoma (with the support of EarthCorps and City of Tacoma Environmental Services) have been working monthly to restore a tiny neglected salt marsh and mud flat in the industrial Port of Tacoma, nestled between U.S. Oil & Refining and Washington United Terminal on the Blair Waterway. We’d love your help!
If you can come, please RSVP! It helps us plan what to do and what tools to bring: https://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer/event/a0E1E000005vqpuUAA/
Our goal is to love this little one acre open public space back to health. That involves picking up garbage, pulling out invasive weeds, restoring the soil, planting native plants and trees, and creating walkways and signage. The salt marsh was initially named for a French chemical company—Rhone Poulenc—that once operated on this site, but in consultation with the Puyallup Tribal Language Program we are working through the process to restore a native Twulshootseed place name.
Even with the address and a mapping app, the salt marsh is kind of hidden in plain sight and volunteers sometimes get lost! We’re on the east side of Port of Tacoma Rd; look for parked cars and the orange EarthCorps signs.
EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water and snack bars. Site stewards will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new. This is a great way to meet other 350 Tacoma volunteers and get involved. Bring friends or come alone, but join us!