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!