Parks Appreciation Day 2017 -- Adriana Hess Wetland Park Work Party

04/22/2017 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

Location

Adriana Hess Wetland Park
2917 Morrison Road W.
University Place, WA 98466
United States

Admission

  • Free

Description

On April 22—aka, Earth Day and Arbor Day—there will be Parks Appreciation Day work parties going on throughout Pierce County:

We'll also be holding a small Parks Appreciation Day at Adriana Hess Wetland Park in University Place for 15 people. We'll mostly be working on removing non-native species, including blackberries and some oak seedlings. Bring sturdy work gloves! 

Photo: Emily Matthiessen

 

Here's more info about Parks Appreciation Day: 

WHAT IS IT?

  • Parks and recreation programs bring tremendous benefits to people of all ages and our community.
  • They contribute to helping us live longer, better lives through active pursuits, new life skills, educational programs and safe activities.
  • Great parks and programs also help build a stronger community, connecting individuals, families and groups through the power of play.
  • Recreation programs and engaging, exciting facilities help keep kids active and off the streets. There are also benefits for the environment and the economy.

WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?

  • April 22, 2017 will be the 16th Year of the Event
  • County-wide throughout Pierce County

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

  • Wear warm, appropriate clothing, depending on the weather.
  • Bring tools such as small hand tools, loppers, pruners, gloves, rakes, shovels, small pitch forks and even wheelbarrows (make sure and label them!).
  • You are encouraged to carpool to the site you chose.
  • Most of all bring your enthusiasm, smiles and be ready to burn some calories and have fun!