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12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168

Phone: 206 768-2822
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Green Tukwila Partnership

Volunteer 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

Upcoming Events

Volunteer work parties and workshops have limited numbers to ensure the safety of stewards, volunteers, and staff. All participants must sign up online and will be sent an email confirming a few days before.

Duwamish Hill Preserve

  • Duwamish Alive, Planting: Saturday, October 15, 10-1 pm CLICK HERE
  • Green Tukwila Day, Planting: Saturday, November 19, 10-1 pm CLICK HERE
  • Tree Giveaway, Saturday, November 19, 10-1 pm; FREE TREES CLICK HERE

Restoration at Riverton Park

  • Invasive plant removal: Wednesday, October 12, 11:30-1:30 pm CLICK HERE
  • Native planting: Wednesday, November 16, 11:30-1:30 pm CLICK HERE
  • Invasive plant removal: Wednesday, December 14th, 11:30-1:30 pm CLICK HERE

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.

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.

 

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Forest Steward Partner Tool Kit: