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12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168
Phone: 206 768-2822
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Green Tukwila Partnership
Volunteer & Learn with Green Tukwila!
Join friends, neighbors, and bring your families outside to learn about trees, shrubs, invasive plants, how to use tools, and much more. Work parties are being planned for community members and businesses to care for precious urban forests and to ensure healthy, safe, and beautiful public spaces to enjoy in the future.
Contact us: email Olena.Perry@TukwilaWA.gov or call 206-768-2822
Restoration at Riverton Park: Work parties are led by Park Staff and resident Forest Steward, Debbie G. the second Wednesday of the month.
- Love your LOCAL PARK, February 8th, 11:30-1:30 pm CLICK HERE
- March 8th, 11:30-1:30 pm, CLICK HERE
- Earth Month, April 12th, 11:30-1:30 pm, CLICK HERE
- September 13th, 11:30-1:30 pm, CLICK HERE
- October 11th, 11:30-1:30 pm, CLICK HERE
- November 8th, 11:30-1:30 pm, CLICK HERE
- December 13th, 11:30-1:30 pm, CLICK HERE
Cottonwood Corner, Riverton Creek: Homeschool Stewardship Squad and neighbors come together on Thursdays to make an impact.
- Love your LOCAL PARK Planting event, February 9th, 11:00-2:00 pm. CLICK HERE
- Earth Month work party! April 13th, 11:00-2:00 pm CLICK HERE
- May 11th, 11:00-2:00 pm, CLICK HERE
- June 8th, 11:00-2:00 pm, CLICK HERE
Duwamish Hill Preserve:
- March 18th, 10:00 -1:00 pm CLICK HERE
- Spring Duwamish Alive Event, 10:00- 1:00 pm, CLICK HERE
- May 20th, 10:00- 1:00 pm. CLICK HERE
- September 16th, 10:00-1:00 pm CLICK HERE
- Duwamish Alive, October 21, 10:00- 1:00 pm CLICK HERE
- Green Tukwila Day, November 18th, 10-1:00pm CLICK HERE
Environmental Workshops- FREE
Blue Herons and their habitat- March 1st
More information coming soon!
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What can I expect at a work party?
Work parties are fun, family-friendly, community-focused events in public parks or open spaces. Each work party will have the goal of removing invasive plants, planting native plants, or mulching. No experience is necessary. Training and tools will be provided at the site.
Why is this work important?
Healthy parks and natural open spaces are a gift to our city and everyone in it. They provide places where people can connect with nature, see wildlife, and explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest. They also keep the air and waterways clean, buffer noise, provide habitat for local wildlife, and absorb carbon to fight against climate change. These valuable places can’t take care of themselves in an urban environment, they need our help to make sure we have a healthy and green Tukwila-today, tomorrow, and into the future.
More about the Green Tukwila Partnership
The City of Tukwila joined the Green Cities Partnership, a collaboration of Puget Sound cities working to steward natural open spaces in 2017. Tukwila’s program is called Green Tukwila. Together with Forterra, EarthCorps, Duwamish Alive Coalition, Dirt Corps, King County Parks, and the Tukwila community, Green Tukwila will care for public parks and natural open spaces across the city. Over the next 20 years, the partnership will work to restore and maintain 138 acres of Tukwila’s urban forest.
- How to remove Himalayan Blackberry- Green Cities
- How to Remove Herb Robert- Green Tukwila
- Tree Survival Rings, removing English Ivy – Green Tukwila
- 2021-Green-Duwamish-Journey-Guide-Book-Spring (Onsite activity book, download and print)
Forest Steward Partner Tool Kit: