Park(ing) Day a success!

parkingday_image.phpWe had a great time last Friday at the Green Seattle Partnership Park(ing) Day spot. We had a prime location downtown right next to the Cascade Agenda Cities Program, Cascade Bicycle Club, Transportation Choices, and Zip Car. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

We promoted Green Seattle Day (Nov. 7th), talked to people about public space and urban forests, played bean bags, and hung out in a tiny urban oasis on 1st Avenue. Check out the link to a video of Andrea getting interviewed for the news!

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The KOMO reporter couldn’t resist playing a little bean bags with us.

Click here for the clip of Andrea getting interviewed! (the interview was a lot longer than the tiny clip that made it onto tv . . . she was very on-message)

For more info on park(ing) day, and photos from spots around the world, check out their official website.

Green Tacoma Day

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Explore, learn, or volunteer in one of Tacoma’s many natural areas on Sept 26th from 9am – noon.  You can choose from a wide range of activities, including park restoration events, park tours and educational events at 13 different sites throughout Tacoma, including:

Blueberry Park
First Creek
Julia’s Gulch
Meadow Park Golf Course
Oak Tree Park
Point Defiance Park
Puget Creek.
Swan Creek Park
Tacoma Community College’s campus nature area, Kia kaha
Tacoma Nature Center
Titlow Beach
University of Puget Sound’s Live Green House
Wapato Park
For more detailed information visit: www.greentacoma.org

Celebrate National Public Lands Day!

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National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. In 2008, 120,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, and planted over 1.6 million trees. Join us at one of our many Green Cities events for the 16th annual National Public Lands Day.

Tacoma: 2nd Annual Green Tacoma Day, various sites, including Julia’s Gulch, Oak Tree Park, Point Defiance Park, Puget Creek, Tacoma Community College, and Titlow Beach, 9am-12pm

Seattle: Schmitz Preserve, West Duwamish Greenbelt, and Coleman Park, various times

Redmond: Idylwood Beach Park, 9am-12pm

Kirkland: Kiwanis Park, 9am-12pm

Kent: Lake Fenwick Park, 9am-12pm

For more information on National Public Lands Day, visit their website.

Save the date: Green Tacoma Day September 26, 2009

Green Tacoma Day 2008Discover Tacoma’s Natural Treasures at the 2nd annual Green Tacoma Day to be held on September 26th in conjunction with National Public Lands Day.
–  Join thousands of other Americans across the country celebrating National Public Lands Day.
–  Help protect and restore your favorite local park, gulch, shoreline and garden.
–  Learn more about your favorite recreation destination from experienced Habitat Stewards.
–  Discover something new by taking a walking, hiking, or bike tour of Tacoma’s Natural Areas.

More information to come at www.greentacoma.org