Thanks to our terrific and dedicated volunteers working over the past three years, we have saved a significant portion of the LBA Woods for use as an open space park (woods and nature) for the Olympia community. The “Trillium” half was purchased in July 2016; the City approved a purchase option on the “Bentridge” half in September 2016 and will take ownership in January 2017.
While our advocacy work to save the 150-acre woodland has been largely accomplished, our leadership team will continue to be involved in assuring the new parkland is developed in a way consistent with our long-held and shared vision.
And we have formed Friends of LBA Woods, a stewardship group, to undertake much of the care and maintenance of the woods and trails. We have already hosted three work parties (August, October, December 2016) and are making noticeable progress on removing the invasive non-native Scotsbroom and Himalayan blackberry. Check our blog and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on upcoming work parties.
We hope you will join us at a work party or consider donating your time toward a more active role in the Friends of LBA Woods.
To volunteer, please click on the Volunteer link.