5 things to look forward to in 2021

Happy New Year! Here are five things we’re hoping we can do again in 2021!

  • In-person commission meetings: Port of Tacoma Commission meetings are held the third Thursday of every month. Until we can meet in-person again, you can attend a virtual commission meeting. 

  • Nature walks: Our Port Biologist can’t wait until she can do in-person guided nature walks to share information about our habitat restoration efforts, including Place of Circling Waters. The 30-acre salmon habitat site was once a former a gravel mine and dump for building materials.  

  • Monthly bus tours: Once it’s ok to gather again, we’ll start up our free, monthly, guided bus tours of port operations. In 2019, more than 400 people participated! Until then, we invite you to take a virtual tour of the Port.  

  • Touch-a-Truck:Pre-pandemic, hundreds of Pierce County families would make a pit stop at our annual Touch-a-Truck event where kids of all ages could meet longshore workers, climb into giant trucks, and ring the bell on a Tacoma Rail locomotive. We can’t wait to hold this event again! 

  • Annual boat tours: As soon as we’re able, we’ll invite you to climb aboard and cruise around Commencement Bay while learning about the working waterfront! More than 1,200 people from the South Sound joined us on boat tours in 2019. 

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