Morgan's Brain

Mar. 16, 2009 at 1:00am

Help Tacoma’s Waterfront and Trails!

From my "in" box:

Join us and help Tacoma?s waterfront and trails!

With the advent of Spring, Walk the Waterfront has a couple of exciting volunteer events coming up and we invite you to get involved?

?join Citizens for a Healthy Bay along Schuster Parkway waterfront on Saturday March 28th from noon to 4pm

?join Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition at the Foss Waterway Esplanade on Saturday June 6th for a 3 hour shift between noon and 7pm

Bring your friends and family. Click reply to this email to sign up or ask questions.

We are happy to provide a community service letter for your volunteer hours at these events.

If you are busy on the 28th and the 6th...please feel free to forward this email to your friends.


The first event is at the Tahoma Salt Marsh on Saturday, March 28thfrom noon until 4:00 PM. This time frame will be at low tide, which will allow us access to the salt marsh for litter clean up (from this winter's storms) and planting activities.

It is recommended to bring garden gloves, rubber boots and warm clothes. Please RSVP by March 23rd so that we can let Citizens for a Healthy Bay how many folks will be showing up:

Our past work at the site of weeding and composting is showing results. Thanks to all who have helped.

The second event is on June 6th (National Trails Day) and involves staffing the Rainier to Ruston (R2R) Run aid station in Tacoma on the Foss Waterway Esplanade at the Museum of Glass. The R2R is a 51 mile relay or ultra run starting near the Mt. Rainier Park Nisqually entrance and ends on Ruston Way. The race helps to promote the Foothills Trails Coalition, whose mission is to create a non-motorized trail from Mt. Rainier to Puget Sound.

The Tacoma leg of this vision is what Walk the Waterfront is pursuing - an urban waterfront trail.

Last year, three people from Walk the Waterfront staffed the aid/timing station and had a lot of fun cheering athletes on and building exposure for Walk the Waterfront.

We would again like three people to staff the station from roughly noon until about 7:00 PMIf you can only make it a few hours, but still want to assist for a few hours, we can work on setting up a team so that the net result is three people through the time frame race organizers need us. Volunteers for this activity will receive a two for one pass to the Museum of Glass or the Tacoma Art Museum as well as a R2R t-shirt.

Please RSVP  as soon as possible:

Thanks so much for your support!

Rick Rose
Vice President

Walk the Waterfront - It's Everyone's Front Yard

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