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Residents Invited to Plant Paradise and Tear Out a Parking Lot

The City of Tacoma is inviting residents to take part in a one-of-a-kind experience to rip out blacktop and plant trees and native plants at the intersection of Division and Sprague avenues. The work will beautify the intersection and filter polluted rainwater runoff to compliment the City rain garden being installed on Sprague Avenue. 

Depaving will take place Sunday, March 16 from noon to 3 p.m. and planting will occur the following Sunday, March 23, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and all tools, safety gear and refreshments will be provided.

“It’s exciting,” said Councilmember Mello, who will be attending the event. “It’s innovative. We’re inviting people to play a hands-on role in protecting waterways and Puget Sound. They’ll probably have fun and learn too; about plants and trees that naturally do so much to protect us.”

The event will take place rain or shine; to volunteer gather under the shade tents along 6th Avenue next to Mt. Tahoma Seventh Day Adventist Church at noon. Volunteers must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. For more information, email ac@stewardshippartners.org.  

The depaving and planting is made possible through a partnership between Depave, the River Network, Stewardship Partners, Russell Family Foundation, Pierce Conservation District and the City of Tacoma Environmental Services. 


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