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.
Priest Point Park - Saturday, January 6 - 10:00am-1:00pm
The restoration project along the Mission Creek Estuary Trail continues! We will be removing English ivy growing along a slope. Please wear sturdy shoes with ankle support and be prepared to get muddy. :) Meet at kitchen shelter #4. The park is located at 2600 East Bay Dr. NE. Plenty of parking available.
Yashiro Japanese Garden - Wednesday, January 10 - 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.
MLK Day of Service Volunteer Work Party - Saturday, January 13 - 10:00am-1:00pm
"Life's most persistent and urgent questions is: What are you doing for others?" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Join the City of Olympia and Stream Team in honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a service project at Mission Creek Nature Park. We will be planting over 1,000 native plants and live tree stakes to help enhance the wetland and aquatic habitat at the park. Tools, gloves, and light refreshments provided. Register at www.StreamTeam.info. Dress for the weather and wear your boots! Parking/drop off is at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1417 San Francisco Ave. NE. Follow the signs and meet at the trail head to Mission Creek Nature Park at 1700 San Francisco Ave. NE.
Central and Marion Restoration Planting Event - Wednesday, January 17 - 9:30am-12:00pm
Join City of Olympia Parks and Environmental Services staff in planting hundreds of native plants and removing invasives at the Central and Marion community green space. Your efforts will beautify a lovely area while improving the water quality and wildlife habitat in Mission Creek. Park street side, and meet at 1891 Marion St. NE.
LBA Park - LBA Woods - Saturday, January 20 - 10:00am-1:00pm
If you have not walked the wonder that is LBA Woods yet, now is the time! Join Stewardship staff and park stewards as we work on restoring the native habitat by removing Himalayan blackberry, Scotch broom, and other invasive plants. LBA Park is located at 3333 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE. Follow the signs to the LBA Woods trail head, south of the parking lot. Meet at the trail head.
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.