Olympia Conservation Stewardship Development Meeting - Feb 27

We have heard from the scientific community that Climate Change is the crisis of our lifetime, unfolding in slow motion. Join the Olympia Branch Conservation and Stewardship Committee Annual Meeting to start thinking and learning about what you can do to preserve what we have.
Dee Ann Kline Dee Ann Kline
Olympia Branch Leader & Super Volunteer
February 12, 2020
Wynoochee Lakeshore Trailhead. photo By Ginger Sarver.

According to Olympia Mountaineer Jim French: "as Mountaineers, we may have been the first to see changes in our environment and they have been catastrophic. The signs aren't good. Well, the smart gambler says, 'let's not take that chance. Maybe we should be doing something.'"

Join the Olympia Branch Conservation and Stewardship Committee Annual Meeting to start thinking and learning about what you can do to preserve what we have.

  • When: February 27 at 6pm
  • Where: Lacey Community Center. 6729 Pacific Ave SE.
  • What to bring: your personal calendar and your ideas for Stewardship and Environmental Awareness outings, trips, and projects.

REGISTER HERE

PROGRAM

The program will begin with a presentation by committee members on past accomplishments as well as future stewardship opportunities. 

Featured speakers for the evening include:

  • Jamie Glasgow, Director of Science and Research of the Wild Fish Conservancy, will talk about the WFC's work in implementing ecological restoration initiatives to recover ecosystem functions, recreate habitat systems, and serve as models for similar efforts throughout the region.
  • Mary Birchem and Justine Mischka from Capitol Land Trust. They will present an overview of CLT work to preserve critical habitat in Southwest Washington.
  • Derek Stinson from Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Derek typically works on rare and endangered species. He will invite you to participate in their new research proposal to study the effects of Climate Change by studying aquatic macroinvertebrates in glacier-fed streams.

FOLLOW UP FIELD TRIP

Join Capitol Land Trust Associate Director Quita Terrell on Feb 29 at 10am for an approximately two hour guided walk at CLT's Darlin Creek Preserve. Enjoy the forested wetlands and learn more about CLT and the Darlin Creek Preserve history.

Sign up for Field Trip

You may not be able to stop climate change, but the Olympia Conservation and Stewardship Committee believes that by working with other organizations, we can help preserve those resources that are likely to survive our climate crisis.