Ellis Cove Trail Grant Project
Thanks to a generous grant from REI Co-op, we have contracted with the Washington Trails Association (WTA) to bring much needed repair and maintenance to Ellis Cove Trail in Priest Point Park. WTA hosts volunteer work parties lead by trail experts on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, visit wta.org/volunteer.
Springwood Parcel - Saturday, January 27 - 10:00am-1:00pm
Come and see for yourself how rewarding it is to pull out English holly, Himalayan blackberry, and English ivy! 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.
Grass Lake Nature Park (6th Ave. Entrance) - Wednesday, January 31 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Time to brush back some trails! Join staff and stewards as we cut back the encroaching vegetation growing along the walking trails in the Southern half of the park. Park street side on 6th Ave. NW and Cozy Dr. NW. Meet at the trail head located at 3432 6th Ave. NW.
Friendly Grove Park - Saturday, February 3 - 10:00am-1:00pm
Love to get dirty? Then this is the volunteer work party for you! We will be planting native vegetation in support of our restoration projects at this wonderful neighborhood park. The park is located at 2316 Friendly Grove Rd. NE. Meet at the shelter. Limited parking available.
Evergreen Park - Wednesday, February 7 - 9:30am-12:00pm
The invasive Himalayan blackberry struggle is real. This work party will focus on removing the sporadic invasive plants still lingering in the park. The park is located at 1445 Evergreen Park Dr. SW. Meet near the swing set. Street parking is available.
Taylor Wetland Restoration Work Party - Saturday, February 10 - 10:00am-1:00pm
What is Taylor Wetland? It looks like a park or open space, but it's so much more. Taylor Wetland is a site specifically designed to reduce flooding, improve water quality, and provide habitat for wildlife. Join Parks and Environmental Services as we restore this wonderful wetland! Taylor Wetland is only accessible by foot, so we will be meeting in the Northeast corner of the Olympia Home Depot parking lot, located at 1325 Fones Rd. SE. For more information, directions, and registration please visit the Stream Team website.
Harry Fain's Legion Park - Wednesday, February 14 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Parks would love to be your Valentine today! Join us as we spread the love we have for this lovely park by ridding it of invasive plants! The park is located at 1115 20th Ave. SE. Meet at the shelter. Limited parking available.
Mission Creek Nature Park - Wednesday, February 21 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Time to plant some beautiful and beneficial native plants around the wetland buffer of this delightful park! We will meet at the San Francisco Ave. trail head, 1700 San Francisco Ave. NE. Street parking available. **It is a very wet/muddy area. Rain boots or muck boots recommended.**
***CANCELLED*** Springwood Parcel - Saturday, February 24 - 10:00am-1:00pm
With our apologies, this work party has been cancelled. Please join us during another volunteer work party! With you as a volunteer, English ivy doesn't stand a chance! We are continuing our monthly volunteer work parties here to tackle the invasive plant population. 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.
Yashiro Japanese Garden - Wednesday, February 28 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Winter is here, and so is the leaf litter. Join us as we rake and weed this hidden downtown gem. 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.