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Sat., Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m.

Franklin Park Monthly Work Party

Franklin Park, 1201 S. Puget Sound Ave., Tacoma

Volunteers will be working in the natural areas of the park, removing invasive plants, mulching and picking up trash. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Hope to see you out there. If you can’t make this one, come on out next month.

Info: www.metroparkstacoma.org/franklin-park/

Sat., Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m.

Washington CAN! Ending Mass

Incarceration Lobby Day Training

People’s Community Center, 1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma

Washington Community Action Network is eager to announce its first Ending Mass Incarceration Lobby Day Training. This event will begin Jan. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is aimed to inform and, more importantly, prepare members with the skills necessary to engage in politically induced conversations regarding the impacts of mass incarceration on Washingtonians. Please join Washington CAN! to learn how to make your voice heard, how to fight back and how to advocate for your loved ones behind bars.

Info: Satori@washingtoncan.org or via phone at (206)579-0725 or www.facebook.com/WashingtonCommunityActionNetwork/

Sat., Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m.

Charlotte’s Blueberry Park

Blueberry Park, 7402 E. D St., Tacoma

Charlotte’s Blueberry Park on Tacoma’s Eastside was Berg’s Blueberry Farm from 1952 until 1968. In 1997 Metro Parks Tacoma officially took over the land and preserved the park. Now more than 3,372 bushes, representing five varieties of blueberry, produce fruit. Picking season typically runs from July through September each year.

To ensure we have a great harvest, Metro Parks needs your help to maintain these beautiful “star berries.” Volunteer work days are held the third Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Help in Blueberry Park is always needed and welcome. The Friends of Blueberry Park volunteer labor that prunes the bushes, mows the grass, and maintains the native plantings allow this productive park and wetlands to continue to enhance our city.

Info: www.metroparkstacoma.org/charlottes-blueberry-park/

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