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Green Tacoma Days October 8 – 11

Celebrate Green Tacoma Days and Bring Nature Home October 8 – 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 30, 2020

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

 

Celebrate Green Tacoma Days and Bring Nature Home October 8 – 11

-- Protect and Preserve Local Open Spaces from a Distance--

 

The Green Tacoma Partnership invites community groups, families, and individuals to participate in Green Tacoma Days and to celebrate Arbor Day between Thursday, October 8, and Sunday, October 11.  This year’s celebration will take place virtually over four days instead of on a single day as in years past. Participants are encouraged to take individual actions and participate in distanced activities, including some right from their homes that help protect and restore natural spaces in their neighborhoods.

 

New this year, participants can download the GooseChase app on a mobile device, sign up for the “Green Tacoma Day Mobile Passport” - a virtual scavenger hunt-, and earn points toward giveaways and public recognition. After joining a scavenger hunt as an individual or a team, participants can take action to explore their neighborhoods, participate in small group restoration activities with family or close friends (following safe practices), or learn new strategies for protecting Tacoma’s natural spaces right from the comfort of their own homes. Activities include identifying tree species around your house or in a public park, creating an arts and crafts project with kids, and researching an environmental topic online, among dozens of other ways to get involved.

 

Green Tacoma Days are the celebration of the Green Tacoma Partnership’s work to restore urban green spaces, while Arbor Day celebrates the planting, growing, and caring of Tacoma’s trees. For 26 years, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Tacoma as a Tree City USA, and for 17 years recognized Tacoma Power as a Tree Line USA for the City’s commitment to maintaining a healthy tree canopy. 

 

Green Tacoma Partnership members include the Tacoma Tree Foundation, Pierce Conservation District, City of Tacoma, Tacoma Public Utilities, Metro Parks Tacoma, Forterra, EarthCorps, Tacoma School District, Pierce County Parks, and Tacoma Community College.

 

To learn more about participating and to register online, visit greentacomaday.org or contact EarthCorps South Sound Senior Project Manager Dan Enbysk at (253) 455-8936.

 

 

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