Swan Creek Winter Cleanup!

Join us for the Swan Creek Winter Cleanup and pick up litter to make Tacoma’s salmon stream beautiful! It’s a part of the Metro Parks Salmon Challenge, so you can enter for prizes and stay for an afternoon of salmon fun. BYO gloves or use ours.

10:30am-12pm Sat. Dec. 3, Swan Creek Park, 2820 Pioneer Way E, Tacoma. FREE!


Wow, what a year! This June we held a magical Lantern Paddle, cleaned up beach trash, gathered for a festival, watched a Film Fest, and explored beach wildlife. Get the recap (and photos!) here.

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โ€œMaybe we each are only able to do something small, but if all of us do something small, together we can accomplish something great.

– Vidal Rojas, Tacoma community leader

Our festival and most of its activities happen on traditional lands of the Puyallup people, who live here and speak the Lushootseed language. We lift our hands to them and honor their elders and their continued protection of the Salish Sea.