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12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168
Phone: 206 768-2822
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Green Tukwila Partnership
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
Volunteer work parties have limited numbers to ensure the safety of stewards, volunteers, and staff. Work parties are limited to 20 individuals, all participants must sign up online and will be sent confirmation and safety protocols the week before the work party.
Duwamish Hill Perserve, third Saturday, March – May.
- March 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sign Up
- April 16, Duwamish Alive event, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sign Up
- May 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sign Up
Restoration at Riverton Park, second Wednesday, year-round.
- April 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sign Up
- May 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sign Up
- June 8, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sign Up
- July 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sign Up
- August 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sign Up
Don’t miss out! Join our email list and learn about upcoming events.
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.
- Private work parties: Private work parties will resume in September 2022, reach out to Olena.Perry@Tukwilawa.gov.
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.
Where do we work?
Events target forests, wetlands, shoreline, and meadows in need of help.
Current sites, include:
- Codiga Park
- Crystal Springs Park
- Duwamish Hill Preserve
- Fort Dent Park
- Riverton Park
- Tukwila Community Center
- Tukwila Park.
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: