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

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

Admission

  • Free

Location

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

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!