Celebrating Earth Day 2021 by Restoring Our Lands and Waterways

Submitted by the Sustainability Working Group

This year, efforts are being made nationwide to focus on areas that are disproportionately affected by environmental issues.

As the original inhabitants of these lands and stewards of these waterways, we are calling on those living on the front lines of these environmental crises to help restore our reservation lands. Every one of us needs a healthy Earth to support our continuation of our culture, traditional livelihoods, health, survival, and happiness.

It is no secret that our reservation is suffering from illegal dumping, trespassing, and other activities resulting in the polluting of our beaches, river and creeks, and other cultural sites.

In honor of Earth Day 2021, the PTOI Sustainability Working Group invites you to participate in a social distanced Earth Day clean up Thursday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Designated clean-ups will be held at three sites including the Canoe landing site, Ceremonial Grounds and Swan Creek. Additionally, a youth friendly planting will be held at Grandview.

Due to social distancing requirements, participants are required to pre-register for the event before April 22 by emailing Sustainability@Puyalluptribe-nsn.gov. Participants are required to mask up and maintain 6-foot distancing with non-household members. Gloves, face masks, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Additional information will be sent with registration confirmations regarding check-in and parking.

Please join us in a community-wide effort to clean up some of our most polluted sites and restore our reservation!