Friday, July 1, 2011

First Creek Action Plan

Speak up for East Tacoma’s First Creek!

First Creek shapes and defines its neighborhood. It’s history, natural beauty, clean air and water, and space for plants, animals, and people are precious assets. Over the years, the Creek has suffered impacts from development and neglect. This summer, community members are partnering with the City, the Puyallup Tribe and the Tacoma Housing Authority to make an action plan to restore and enhance First Creek! Share your knowledge, hopes and vision for the Creek at one of the upcoming workshops this summer:

Wednesday, July 27th, 7:00pm-8:30, Portland Avenue Community Center (3513 Portland Ave.). First Creek tour prior to meeting (5pm-7pm)—contact staff if you’d like to come along.

Wednesday, August 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30, Salishan Family Investment Center (FIC) (1724 E. 44th Street).

Also on August 17th: First Creek Youth Summit –between 10:00am and 3:00pm, at the Salishan FIC.

Other events will be scheduled soon. For more information or to get on our contact list, visit, or contact Elliott Barnett, City of Tacoma at (253) 591-5389,

Thursday, June 30, 2011

First Creek Annual Picnic Pot-Luck

Please Join
First Creek Neighbors

For our annual picnic and pot luck at First Creek
Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30pm

Bring your smile, something to sit on and get to know your neighbors. Don't forget the kids because there is plenty of room to run. If you like, bring your favorite pot-luck dish to share.

The picnic will be held in the meadow below the 32nd Street Bridge. Access the area by walking down from East Wright and East T Streets or follow the road trail from East 29th Street on the West side of the Casino.

Top photo taken at the 2010 Picnic
Bottom photo from the 2009 Picnic.

For more information call Edwina at 474-7083

Friday, June 3, 2011

4th Annual Community
"Clean Sweep” Project

Saturday June 4th, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
School and Community Clean-Up.
Where: Various Eastside Schools.

Celebration and Award Ceremony
Awards, Food, Fun and Entertainment
When: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: First Creek Middle School
1801 East 56th Street, Tacoma, WA

Educate our children about the positive impact they can have through community service. Create a fun, positive activity for our businesses, schools, community members, and children to particiipate in and get to know one another. Build partnerships among schools, businesses, and community members to help kepp our community clean.

David Whited from The Puyallup Tribe, Natalie Dam from Tacoma Eastside Action Membership and Helen Wilson from Green Thumb Community Garden

Celebration and Award Ceremony
Awards, Food, Fun and Entertainment

Burns Towing volunteered their business services.
Picking up a lot of the biggest trash and garbage


For more information please contact Kate Frazier:
Or at this late day, stop by one of the elememtary schools at 9:00 to help at.

Click here to download PDF Flyer

It's an easy day of picking up trash around the schools and neighborhoods, please join in an help make a difference.