Stewardship - Darlin Creek Preserve (Olympia)


Stewardship - Darlin Creek Preserve (Olympia)

Visit this local Capitol Land Trust Preserve, pull some scotch broom, and then go on an evening hike past beaver ponds and regenerating woods! This hike and project is specially planned for Mountaineers families!

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy+
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 2.0
  • Pace: east

We will meet at the parking lot to Darlin Creek Preserve at 6:00 pm. 

 Address is 8910 lake Lucinda Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98512

Bring simple family essentials:  Kids with packs with water, spare clothes, rain gear if needed, 10 essentials appropriate to age and size.  Adults should have family first aid kit.

Everyone is expected to wear a mask and to have and use hand sanitizer as needed.  Please note the COVID Code of Conduct.

There is an outhouse at the trailhead.

Everyone should have good walking shoes and a headlamp or flashlight.

We will begin by pulling scotch broom as a service project for the Preserve for up to 30 minutes.  Please bring work gloves if you have some.  Little kids will help by looking for bug species. We will learn about invasive species and the preserve's history.

We will then hike a loop trail, visiting two beaver dams along the way and looking for cool plants and edibles as well as invasive plants along the way.

Bring a snack for your own group to enjoy midway through hike.  We will not be sharing snacks due to COVID.  Your family will also be provided with samples of wild berry jams:  elderberry, Oregon grape, and salal, and we will identify these plants.


participants will earn:


Capitol Land Trust

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Tools for pulling scotch broom will be provided.  Bring your own work gloves.

Everyone is expected to wear a mask and have hand sanitizer for use.

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