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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
Fall is Planting Season, and we need YOU to help plant a future forest to keep our water clean, the land cool, and protect local wildlife and ecosystems. Join us, tools and training are provided onsite!
Join friends and neighbors, and bring your families to learn about wildlife, native trees, shrubs, invasive plants, how to use tools, and much more. Environmental education and onsite restoration work parties are being planned for community members and businesses to learn and care for precious urban forests and ensure healthy, safe, and beautiful public spaces for the future.
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Are you looking for a new opportunity for a community group, school group, or business? Want to do some team building while making an impact? Green Tukwila offers one-time, private volunteer events for groups (over 10)in our restoration sites. If interested in an event or your group stewarding a park, reach out to olena.perry@TukwilaWA.gov
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 the Green Tukwila Partnership. Together with Forterra, EarthCorps, Duwamish Alive Coalition, Partner in Employment, the Service Board, Dirt Corps, King County Parks, and the Tukwila community, Green Tukwila Partnership 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.
Dig into Restoration Work Parties
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; all identities are welcome. Events are rain or shine; any cancelations will be emailed by the morning of the event by 8:00 am.
Why is this work important? Healthy parks and natural open spaces are a gift to our city and everyone. They provide places where people can connect with nature, see wildlife, and explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest. They also clean the air and waterways, 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 ensure we have a healthy and green Tukwila today, tomorrow, and into the future.
Activated Restoration Sites:
- Codiga Park
- Cottonwood Corner
- Crystal Springs Park
- Duwamish Hill Preserve
- Riverton Park
- Tukwila Community Center
- Tukwila Park
- Multiple Sites on the Green/Duwamish River
Contact Us: email Olena.Perry@TukwilaWA.gov or call 206-768-2822
- 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)
- Green Tukwila Partnership, 20 Year Stewardship Plan
Forest Steward Partner Tool Kit:
- Recreation Guide
- Parks & Trails
- Seniors: Fitness, Recreation and Wellness
- Adult Fitness Programs
- Teens: Fitness and Recreation
- Young Children: Preschool, After School, Enrichment Classes, Sports, and Summer Camps
- Facility Rentals
- Foster Golf Links
- Public Art Program
- Projects and Planning