Priest Point Park - Wednesday, Saturday, November 24th - 10:00am-1:00pm
Need to burn a few Thanksgiving calories? Join Park Stewardship staff as we begin restoring forested habitats by planting native understory vegetation. The park is located at 2600 East Bay Dr. NE. Meet near the Mission Creek Estuary Trail, just south of the playground. Plenty of parking available.
Yashiro Japanese Garden - Wednesday, November 28 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Winter is coming! And with it, the leaf litter. Help us 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.
Grass Lake Nature Park - Saturday, December 1 - 10:00am-1:00pm
Pacific Northwest winters = planting season! Join City of Olympia staff as we restore wetland habitats in this lovely nature preserve. This work party will focus on planting about 200 native plants. The park is located at 814 Kaiser Rd. NW. Limited parking available on the street (mostly southbound on Kaiser Rd). Meet just inside the entrance.
Springwood Parcel (formerly known as Zabel's Rhododendron Garden) - Wednesday, December 5 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Like digging in the dirt? This work party is for you! We will focus on removing the little "volunteer" seedlings that have popped up in this lovely parcel. The plants removed will be planted at Priest Point Park this winter. The parcel is located at 1500 Springwood Ave NE, but PARKING IS ONLY ALLOWED ON DEVON DR. NE. After parking, follow the signs to the entrance to the parcel. Meet just inside the gate.
Madison Scenic Park - Saturday, December 8 - 10:00am-1:00pm
The restoration work parties continue! Join us as we plant native plants on a slope previously overrun by Himalayan blackberry. Sturdy work boots/shoes a must! The park is located at 1600 10th Ave SE. Limited parking available. Meet inside the park by the large walnut tree.
Karen Fraser Woodland Trail - Wednesday, December 12 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Prepare to get dirty, friends! This volunteer work party will entail tilling the compact earth just south of the trail. The trail entrance is at 1600 Eastside St. SE. Meet near the restrooms. We will walk a ways down the trail to the work site, so be on time! Limited parking available.
Grass Lake Nature Park - Saturday, December 15 - 10:00am-1:00pm
We can't spell trail beautification without u! :) Join the Stewardship team as we gravel and brush back the trail in this wonderful park. The park is located at 814 Kaiser Rd. NW. Limited parking available on the street (mostly on the southbound side of Kaiser Rd). Meet inside the park near the trailhead.
Yashiro Japanese Garden - Wednesday, December 19 - 9:30am-12:00pm
The leaves are falling, so we need your help raking and weeding 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 - Saturday, December 22 - 10:00am-1:00pm & Wednesday, December 26 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Need to get your daily steps in? Then this work party for you! We will focus on spreading wood chips along the jogging trail. Meet near the covered sign just inside the park, upper parking lot. The park entrance is located at 3333 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE. Plenty of parking available.
Priest Point Park (Northeast Neighborhood Connection Trail) - Saturday, December 29 - 10:00am-1:00pm
Did you know the Washington Trails Association has created a brand new trail in the southern part of the park? With funding from an REI grant, we are able to provide better access for those in the Northeast Neighborhood. This work party will entail gravelling the new 600 foot trail. Please park on the SOUTHBOUND side of East Bay Drive NE, across from Howard Ave NE. Directional signs will be posted. Meet at the top of Howard Ave NE.