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Free Community Activities & Events

Celebrate Earth Day 2019

Rain or shine, Earth Day and Arbor Day will be celebrated around town with activities that give back to the earth. There is an opportunity at Historical Park to be part of a volunteer work party, or attend a family-friendly event at the Timberland Regional Library. This year’s event lineup consists of the Earth Day Volunteer Work Party and Arbor Day Celebration.

Earth Day Volunteer Work Party

Tumwater Parks & Recreation is teaming up with the PARC Foundation to celebrate Earth Day with a fun and rewarding volunteer work party. Help us remove invasive plants and debris at Tumwater Historical Park. Tools, gloves, water, and light refreshments will be provided. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for working outdoors. This event will be held rain or shine!

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday April 20, 2019

Tumwater Historical Park
802 Deschutes Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501

Pre-registration is required for this event. For more information on the Earth Day Volunteer Work Party, please email Tumwater Parks & Recreation, or call (360) 754-4160.


Arbor Day Celebration

The City of Tumwater Tree Board hosts an annual celebration of Arbor Day. The celebration takes place at the Tumwater Timberland Library and includes free tree related give-away items, activities for kids, tree planting instructions, and tree care information. The Tree Board provides a selection of tree species, and participants may select a free seedling, while supplies last, to take home and plant.

10 a.m. – 12 noon
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Tumwater Timberland Library
7023 New Market Street SW, Tumwater, WA

For more information on the Arbor Day Celebration, please email Suresh Bhagavan, Associate Planner, or call (360) 754-4180.


Urban Forestry Management Plan: Open House

As part of the City of Tumwater’s Arbor Day celebration, the City Tree Board is hosting a second open house to support the preparation of the Urban Forestry Management Plan. The City is developing the Plan to guide the maintenance, management, and improvement of the urban forest in the City for the benefit of the entire community.  The Plan will provide protocols, outcomes, and implementation actions to maintain and enhance trees, understory, and forests on public and private land.

The information needed to prepare the Plan is coming from multiple sources, including public meetings, inventories, and surveys. This second open house is one of the public engagement strategies that the City is using to encourage and facilitate community participation during the Plan development process.

10 a.m.  – 12 noon
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Tumwater Timberland Library
7023 New Market Street SW, Tumwater, WA

Attend the upcoming open house to find out more about how you can get involved in developing the Urban Forestry Management Plan. For more information on the Urban Forestry Management Plan, please email Brad Medrud, Planning Manager, or call (360) 754-4180.