Glacial Heritage Preserve


Stewardship - Glacial Heritage Preserve

Help us celebrate Earth Day at Glacial Heritage Preserve learning about this unique prairie ecosystem and doing some prairie restoration work.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft

We will meet at the Glacial Heritage Preserve by 9:00 am.  

Directions to Glacial Heritage Preserve (from I-5 South)

- Take exit 95 and continue straight (west) on Maytown Rd toward the town of Little Rock

- Follow Maytown Rd until you reach the stop sign in Little Rock; continue through the town onto 128th Ave SW

- At "T" (end of 128th) take a left and follow Mima Rd SW for 2.7 miles

- After passing the Mima nursery on the right, you will see a small tractor sign followed shortly by a gravel road and brown sign marking Glacial Heritage Preserve

- Take a left onto the gravel road

- Follow road around corners and through white gate. At 4-way gravel intersection take a right and follow road up the little hill, then stay left and follow road to volunteer house and parking lot

The Center for Natural Lands Management has been successfully restoring prairie and oak woodlands throughout the South Sound region for the past 20 years.  Our hiking tour will be led by some of their AmeriCorps members and longtime volunteers.  We will learn about the unique plants and wildlife that thrive on the prairie.  Hopefully, some early wildflowers will be blooming.  Birding enthusiasts should bring their binoculars.  The entire hike around the preserve is just under 4 miles.  In the afternoon we will do a couple hours of restoration work (broom pulling).  We will plan on being at the preserve by 9:00 am and should finish around 3:00 pm.  When we get closer to the date of the activity I will coordinate carpooling from Olympia for those interested.



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Glacial Heritage Preserve

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

You should wear sturdy boots and bring work gloves. Hardhats and eye protection are not required. The Glacial Heritage Preserve staff will provide tools for pulling Scotch Broom. Sometimes broom pulling requires working on your knees so knee pads or an old pair of rain pants may be useful. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. There is a restroom facility at the site.

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