This spring, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting three volunteer work parties at the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve (NAP) to get the area ready for summer visitors.
Mima Mounds NAP Spring Volunteer Event Details
Events are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Only 7 miles south of Olympia. From south bound or north bound I-5, take exit 95. Go west on Highway 121 toward Littlerock. In Littlerock, continue west on 128th to the ‘T’ in the road. Turn right on Waddell Road. The Mima Mounds NAP entrance is about 1 mile on the left.
Aid in facilities maintenance including repairs, sign and trail maintenance, and prairie restoration. An interpretive walk will be offered near the end of the day for interested volunteers. Light refreshments will be provided.
What to Bring
Please bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, water, and dress for the weather. We’ll provide the tools.
About Mima Mounds NAP
Mima Mounds NAP protects the largest and highest quality example of mounded Puget Prairie landscape, which has a mysterious natural history.
The preserve, established in 1976, includes native grasslands, a small Garry oak woodland, and savannah (widely spaced oak trees with grass understory), Douglas-fir forest and habitat for a variety of prairie-dependent butterflies and birds.
In 1966, the National Park Service designated Mima Mounds NAP a National Natural Landmark, for itsoutstanding condition, illustrative value of a landform, rarity, and value to science and education. The site is one of only 17 such landmarks found in Washington State. Find out more at Mima Mounds NAP.
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