Monthly Work Party at qʷiqʷəlut (“little marsh”)
November 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PST
We are excited to be resuming limited work parties at the salt marsh! Please read before signing up!
NOTE: As part of Gov Inslee’s Safe Start plan, EarthCorps is restarting outdoor volunteer events in alignment with Phase 2 in Tacoma. EarthCorps’ top priority remains keeping staff, corps members, stewards and our extended community healthy and safe during this public health crisis. Work parties are limited to five volunteers per event and involve additional safety precautions which must be agreed to. All volunteers MUST PRE-REGISTER IN ADVANCE. No walk-ups or additional volunteers who have not pre-registered will be allowed.
RSVP here: https://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer/event/a0E1E00000QGw0DUAT/
Since January 2018, 350 Tacoma (with the support of EarthCorps and City of Tacoma Environmental Services) have been working to restore a tiny neglected salt marsh buried deep in the industrial Port of Tacoma, nestled between an oil terminal and a container shipping yard.
Our goal is to love this little one acre open space back to health. That involves picking up garbage, pulling out invasive weeds, restoring the soil, planting native plants and trees, and creating walkways and signage. The salt marsh was initially named for a French chemical company that once operated on this site, but in consultation with the Puyallup Tribal Language Program we have officially restored a native Twulshootseed place name: qʷiqʷəlut (“little marsh”).
Site stewards will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new.