Saturday, March 21, 2009

Earth Month Community Project
April 4th


Saturday, April 4th - 9 to Noon
Celebration and Volunteer Lunch from Noon to 1:30

Please Join Us in Helping to Make Our Neighborhood
Cleaner and Our Environment Better

This major clean-up event centered around the care of our environment and making our neighborhood a better place to live. It’s also about starting to protect and preserving the First Creek Watershed, a major green belt just off Portland Avenue. Please join us for a three hours of picking up liter and trash, and removing Ivy. We’ll be working on and cleaning up the green belt between East 29th to East 34th (near the Emerald Queen Casino) as well as cleaning up the area at Fairbanks and First Creek.

Let’s show the City of Tacoma that we care about making our environment and the Eastside better. Organize a team/group from your network of friends, co-workers, youth or church groups and join us. Even without a team you can join us, individual always welcome. Lunch will be provided, please RSVP by April 2nd if possible or just show up on the 4th of April. Lunch served from Noon to 1:30 at Portland Avenue Community Center.

When: Saturday morning April 4th, 9 to Noon
Where: 1801 East 34th Street, Tacoma, WA 98404.
Church Parking lot at East 34th and “R” Street (off Portland AVE)
Celebration Lunch: Noon to 1:30 (Portland Avenue Community Center)

You should dress appropriate to the weather in layers, bring heavy gloves (leather recommended) and wear sturdy work boots.

To RSVP or request additional information: email: or call Dan Fear at (425) 260-4991.

Website: (additional information and pictures on the website).

Please volunteer and support this community event, with your help we can make a difference.


About First Creek
First Creek is located between Portland Avenue and Roosevelt Heights and it also runs through Salishan.The City of Tacoma, Puyallup Tribe, Tacoma Housing Authority, community and environmental groups are partnering to transform First Creek into a community asset. While we recognize we may not restore the creek to its original condition, we do believe we can preserve the area for future generations to enjoy as part of their community. We envision a clean and healthy habitat with native plants, recreational trails, and educational materials related to the creek’s historical and cultural significance.

This event is in association with the Green Tacoma Partnership, The Puyallup Tribe, The City of Tacoma, First Creek Neighbors, Tacoma Housing Authority and the Washington Native Plant Society.