Parks Natural Lands Volunteer

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Introduction

Looking to volunteer to improve natural areas or your own backyard? We have several programs for you! Volunteers can join us on a Saturday morning each month through Pitch In For Parks to pull some weeds and plant some trees or become a full Volunteer Steward to take on larger habitat improvement projects. Not only do we want to improve habitat in our parks, but we want wildlife to enjoy your backyard as well. So check out our Free Tree program for resources and we’ll give away a few trees and wildflowers to start your backyard.


Get involved and give back

One-time and ongoing opportunities:

  1. Pitch in for Parks
  2. Volunteer Stewardship
  3. Tree Giveaways

Pitch In For Parks - Pre-registration Only

 Additional safety protocols are now in place for Pitch In For Parks including pre-registration to reserve your spot and the limit of 15 volunteers. If you are registering for your household please note that you will need to complete a registration for each member of your household.  


Pitch in for Parks is a volunteer-based program offered through the partnership of Pierce County Parks and McLendon Hardware. Pitch in for Parks is a great opportunity for all ages and abilities (ages 15 and under with a guardian) to pitch in and help your community. Join us rain or shine!

Pre-Registration:

Pitch in for Parks will have limited registration and is not open to drop-in volunteers at this time. Volunteers are welcome to Pitch In for an hour or two or the entire time and must pre-register to reserve your spot, spaces are limited:


  • Pre-register by selecting the Saturday Date or time frame of interest from the Activity List below
  • When registering for a household, complete an individual registration for each household member
  • Registration closes by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the Fridays before the listed Saturday events

Pitch in for Parks Activities

Saturday DateLocation & Activity
January 29
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Bresemann Forest - Military Road & Bresemann Blvd, Tacoma, 98444 (map)
- Help keep Bresemann healthy and clear by removing invasive species.

February 12
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Parkland Prairie - Tule Lake Road S. at Yakima Ave. S, Tacoma, 98444 (map)
- Come help us enhance our prairie life by removing scotch broom and native blackberry species.
March 5
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Meridian Habitat Park - 14422 Meridian E. Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)
- Help us remove invasive species from our flower beds and enhance our trails while enjoying the sounds of nature.
April 19
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
Spanaway Park - 14905 Bresemann Blvd. South, Spanaway, WA 98387 (map)

- We'll be mulching and removing weeds to prepare the site for the upcoming summer.

May 14
9:00-11:30 AM
Volunteer Stewardship Training 
Parkland Prairie - Tule Lake Road S. at Yakima Ave. S, Tacoma, 98444 (map)
Join Pierce County Parks, Metro Parks, City of Tacoma, Forterra, and the Pierce County Conservation District for a joint training event at Parkland Prairie! Learn about restoration, planting for pollinators, and noxious weed identification and control.
June 11
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Chambers Creek Canyon - 6420 Chambers Creek Rd W, Kobi Yashi entrance (map)
Time to do summer cleaning at Chambers Creek Canyon. We’ll hike the trail, pull some ivy and blackberry species, along with some selected trail rock stacking to show this canyon a little love.
July 9
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Chambers Creek Regional Park (map)
- We will be sprucing up the Grand View Trail, removing invasive blackberry plants and selective trail rock stacking for safety and enhancing the natural environment.
August 13
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Seeley Lake Park - 9200 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, 98499 (map)
- Help us keep the walking trail loop clean and clear by removing invasive species.

Program Contact:

Natural Lands Volunteer Coordinator
253-677-0304 | email