Adriana Hess Wetland Park Habitat Stewardship Work Party

11/03/2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT


  • Free


Adriana Hess Wetland Park
2917 Morrison Rd W
University Place, WA 98466
United States of America


Join volunteers on the first Saturday of the month to help restore and maintain the habitat of the Adriana Hess Wetland Park in University Place.


The Adriana Hess Wetland Park is a small park with loop trail, a shelter, benches and a viewing platform over Morrison Pond. An ADA-compliant leads visitors through a demonstration backyard habitat area along the Donna Cooper Pepos Native Plant Trail.

The Park includes the Adriana Hess Audubon Center, home of Tahoma Audubon Society and its offices. At the Center, open weekdays from 10 am - 1 pm, you can browse birding and conservation resources, pick up the latest issue of the Towhee newsletter, see bird specimens and nests up close, watch the birds at the feeder, and talk with the volunteers on duty. On the second Monday of the month, Tahoma Audubon also offers a monthly Beginning Bird Walk from 10 - 11:30 am.

Work Party Details

The primary focus of habitat stewardship at the Adriana Hess Wetland is currently removing ivy and English blackberry.


Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools, depending on the type of job they would like to do. Recommended tools include:

  • Pointed shovels
  • Loppers
  • Saw (cutting big ivy vines)
  • Sturdy rakes (raking ivy)
  • Tarps
  • Gloves

Sally Larson is the volunteer leader of this work party with support from Tahoma Audubon Society and Pierce Conservation District. If you have questions about the work party, please contact Belinda Paterno, Pierce Conservation Water Quality Technician, at 253.845.9770 x117 (office), 253-722-7639 (cell) or


No RSVP required. Just show up, and we'll get to work! 


Photos (excluding wheelbarrow photo): Emily Matthiessen