Glacial Heritage Preserve


Stewardship - Glacial Heritage Preserve

We will go on a hiking tour around the preserve led by representatives from CNLM and explore this beautiful and imperiled ecosystem. We will also spend a couple of hours doing restoration work, likely pulling Scotch Broom.

  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Pace: Easy pace

We will meet at Glacial Heritage Preserve at 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 straight through the town onto 128th Street.

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

- After passing Mima Nursery (right side of road), you will see a small tractor sign followed by a gravel road on your left 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 area.

This beautiful South Sound prairie is only open to the public one day a year, this year's Prairie Appreciation Day will be on May 14. We will get our own tour of the prairie led by Center for Natural Land Management (CNLM) staff members. We will learn about the unique plants and animals that call the prairie home. Hopefully, the Camas will be in full bloom. Bird enthusiasts should bring their binoculars. I think it's important that we spend a couple of hours doing hands-on restoration work to better appreciate what CNLM and their volunteers have been doing for years to maintain these unique prairie ecosystems. We'll plan on meeting at the Preserve at 9:00 am and should finish around 3:00 pm.


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Glacial Heritage Preserve

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Wear sturdy boots and long pants. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. There is a bathroom facility near the parking area, however we will not be near it for much of the day. A hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended as much of the prairie is out in the open. Tools for pulling broom will be provided but you need to bring your own work gloves. This work requires kneeling on the ground so an old pair of rain pants is recommended. You may choose to bring a foam pad or knee pads as well. Finally, you could bring your own folding chair for lunch, however some chairs will be provided.

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