Parks Natural Lands Volunteer

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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 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!


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
October 22
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Old Settlers Cemetery - 8201 Washington Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98498 (map)
Come volunteer with us this Halloween season in the cemetery! We’ll be removing invasive plants and checking out the old tombstones dating back to the 1800s. 

November 12

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Parkland Prairie - Tule Lake Road S. at Yakima Ave. S, Tacoma, 98444 (map)
It's November so it's time to work the prairie. We’ll be pulling Scotch broom and planting native prairie wildflowers. 
December 10
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Meridian Habitat Park - 14422 Meridian E. Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)
Tree planting with Santa! Come join Santa Claus in planting trees and native plants at Meridian Habitat Park. We’ll be giving away one-gallon potted trees that make a lovely live Christmas tree and to plant in your yard. Three-time slots are available for registration. 
January 14, 2023
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Frontier Park - 21714 Meridian E. Graham, WA 98338 (map)
Come check out the new trail at Frontier Park and help us plant native plants to improve the surrounding habitat. 
February 11, 2023

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Bresemann Forest - Military Road & Bresemann Blvd, Spanaway, WA 98444 (map)
It's ivy time! Time to rip out English ivy and improve the understory at Bresemann Forest.
March 11, 2023
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Spanaway Park - 14905 Bresemann Blvd. South, Spanaway, WA 98387 (map)
We’ll be working near the playground to remove blackberry and English ivy from around the trees.

Program Contact:

Natural Lands Volunteer Coordinator
253-677-0304 | email