Day of Caring Event - Grass Lake Nature Park - Saturday, September 23 - 10:00am-1:00pm
Olympia Park Stewardship, Water Resources, Stream Team and The United Way of Thurston County are partnering together for a meaningful volunteer work party restoring native habitat in this lovely nature preserve. We will be digging out invasive Himalayan blackberry, so long pants and sturdy shoes are required. Gloves, tools, and light refreshments will be provided. Meet just inside the park entrance, located at 814 Kaiser Rd. NW. ***Please note that Google Maps will lead you south of the actual entrance**The entrance is located just north of Fairfield Court NW.*** Very limited street parking available. Register on the Stream Team website here. For more information, please call 360.753.8365.
Yashiro Japanese Garden - Wednesday, September 27 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Ready to tackle some weeds? This monthly volunteer work party will focus on weeding and raking. The park is located at 1010 Plum St. SE. Meet at the side entrance to the park. Parking is available at the Lee Creighton Justice Center, 900 Plum St. SE.
National Public Lands Day Event - Priest Point Park - Saturday, September 30 - 10:00am-1:00pm
Celebrate public lands! City of Olympia Parks and REI Co-op are partnering to host a fun and exciting stewardship work party for National Public Lands Day that the whole family will love. Priest Point Park needs your help with environmental restoration! Tools, gloves and light refreshments will be provided. Sign up today for this free event! Meet at Kitchen Shelter #1. To register, please call 360.753.8380 or click here. For more information, call 360.753.8365.
Yauger Community Garden - Wednesday, October 4 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Do you like building garden beds? Join the staff of Parks, Arts, and Recreation as we upgrade the garden and ready it for winter! The park is located at 530 Alta St. SW. The garden is adjacent to Dirt Works, at the end of the parking lot. Meet just inside the garden gate. Plenty of parking available.
Madison Scenic Park - Saturday, October 7 - 10:00am-1:00pm
Let's tackle the invasive plant species! This work party will focus on weeding and removing the Scotch broom, Himalayan blackberry, and English ivy that has grown up over the summer. The park is located at 1600 10th Ave. SE. Meet inside the park, near the walnut tree. Limited parking available. Long pants strongly recommended.
Yashiro Japanese Garden - Wednesday, October 11 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Time to rake some leaves! Join us as we rake and weed this lovely downtown park. The park is located at 1010 Plum St. SE. Meet at the side entrance to the park. Parking is available at the Lee Creighton Justice Center, 900 Plum St. SE.
LBA Park - LBA Woods - Saturday, October 14 - 10:00am-1:00pm, & Wednesday, October 18 - 9:30am-12:00pm
If you have not visited the beautiful LBA Woods section of LBA Park, now is the time! Join Stewardship staff, park stewards, and your fellow volunteers as we work on restoring the native habitat by removing Himalayan blackberry. Long pants and sturdy shoes required. The park is located at 3333 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE. Follow the signs to the LBA Woods trailhead, south of the parking lot. Meet at the trailhead.
Springwood Parcel - Saturday, October 21 - 10:00am-1:00pm
So many invasive plants, so little time. :) We will focus on beautifying this lovely parcel by removing English ivy and Yellow archangel. The parcel is located at 1500 Springwood Ave. NE, but PARKING IS ONLY ALLOWED ON DEVON DRIVE NE. After parking, follow the signs to the entrance to the parcel. Meet just inside the gate.
LBA Park - Wednesday, October 25 - 9:30am-12:00pm & Saturday, October 28 - 10:00am-1:00p
Like the smell of wood chips in the morning? Me too! These volunteer work parties will focus on spreading wood chips along the running trail. Please dress for the weather! We work rain or shine...or rain. The park is located at 3333 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE. Meet near the park kiosk (by the paved trail entering the park).