About the Listserv

The EnviroNews listserv provides a means for environmental news to flow between city government, Tacoma citizens, community activists, and environmental organizations. The listserv focuses on environmental topics such as grant opportunities, workshops, restoration activities, volunteer programs, training, announcements, and news or events. Originally hosted by the City of Tacoma, the management of the listserv was transferred to Communities for a Healthy Bay to keep things in the hands of a community group.

To Send a Message

To send a message to the listserv, compose an email and send it to environews@healthybaylist.org.

Subject Lines

Use descriptive subject lines that will allow readers to scan for messages they are interested in.


Please be careful about sending attachments to the list. They may contain viruses, slow down message distribution, and some readers may be unable to open them. Include all content in the body of your email.

Reply Function

Be careful not to respond to the entire list if you are answering a person’s specific email or question. Respond to the person directly by sending them a new email. The list settings send replies to the entire list regardless of whether you hit Reply or Reply All.

To Subscribe or Unsubscribe

To subscribe or unsubscribe to the listserv, simply send an email to environews-request@healthybaylist.org with subscribe or unsubscribe in the subject line. Do not include any other text or an automatic signature in the subject line or body of the message. You should receive a confirmation email within a few minutes. If you do not receive a confirmation, you may need to check your junk mail.


Receiving and posting messages on Tacoma EnviroNews is voluntary and subject to the listserv rules below. Citizens for a Healthy Bay maintains the list, but the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the sentiments of the CHB. Although CHB sometimes post messages, the majority of messages are not from CHB.

CHB monitors messages solely to ensure posts are not in violation of listserv rules. Approved messages are posted to the listserv within 36 hours.

The City of Tacoma created this listserv as a two-way communication vehicle, and CHB will continue to manage it as such. CHB will not rent, sell, or share the email addresses from the EnviroNews list.


Keep Posts On-Topic

The EnviroNews listserv is meant to be a communication vehicle for environmental topics such as grant opportunities, workshops, restoration activities, volunteer programs, training, announcements, news, or events. People who misuse the list by posting off-topic messages, using abusive language, using the list for commercial use or violating any city, state, county, or federal law will be removed from the list by the list manager.

No Offensive or Inappropriate Material

Do not post obscene, indecent, illegal, or libelous material. Do not attack any other list users. Misuse of the list will result in removal from the list.

No Personal Email, Jokes, or Virus Warnings

Do not post jokes or virus warnings to the list. Do not have personal conversations via the list.

No SPAM or Political Messages

Do not spam the list by sending unsolicited or inappropriate messages that do not pertain to Tacoma’s environmental community. This includes petitions, advertisements, sales pitches, etc.

Do not Harvest Emails

Do not harvest email addresses of list subscribers for mass mailings or commercial use of any kind.


If you have questions about the listserv or are experiencing problems, please send an email to chb@healthybay.org.