Friday, April 22, 2011

New First Creek Signs

New signs identifying First Creek are now installed along East 34th and East Fairbank. These signs were created to show people driving through the neighborhood where First Creek is located.

A special thank you goes to Theresa Dusek from AHBL, Inc. for getting the signs made. Also to the City of Tacoma for installing them.

Earlier this year on Martin Luther King Day, over a hundred volunteers worked to clean up the areas along 34th and Fairbanks. They removed trash, English Ivy and blackberries. A few days ago volunteers returned to do additional work, today the area is looking really good and the way that it should look.

If you would like volunteer in the effort to make First Creek and community better, please contact Dan Fear at Also, every first Wednesday of the month, First Creek Neighbors meet at the Portland Avenue Community Center at 6:30 for their mouthly meeting.

First Creek Volunteers
Global Youth Services Day

Here's some pictures from the April 16th event at First Creek Middle School. A total of 144 youth and adults signed in and attended.

The goal of the day was to plant dozens of native trees and smaller native plants, also grub out some blackberries and English Ivy. Plus, to learn about the environment and storm water and have a fun in the process. The day was hugh success and everyone had a good time.

Donna Chang, instructor at First Creek Middle School
Introduces the activities of the day

Students admiring the new sign they helped creat.
It will be placed near the area they've been restoring with Native Plants

Volunteers from Lincoln Hign, UWT, First Creek Middle School
and the community participated

First Creek Middle School students planting Native Plants

Students helping First Creek by planting Native Plants


Global Youth Services Day is an annual events with youth around the world volunteers in their communities to make a difference. This was also Parks Appreciation Day in Tacoma and many volunteers around the city participated in cleaning up our parks.

UW Tacoma and First Creek Middle School wrote grants to help support this project and the days activities. Also, a special thanks goes to the Puyallup Tribe, Pierce County Stream Team, First Creek Neighbors, and the City of Tacoma for helping.

Join us next year!