Earth Day Work Party at Scatter Creek Wildlife Area

Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., April 20, 2024
Grand Mound, Thurston County
In person, hybrid, virtual
Wheelchair accessible
On public transit route

Pre-registration is required for this event.

Are you looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day 2024? You can do your part to help by volunteering with WDFW to improve wildlife habitat at the Scatter Creek Wildlife Area, about 20 minutes south of Olympia. This area is known to have hoary elfin butterflies, which use kinnikinnick as their host plant. We will be removing scotch broom, an invasive species, in spaces where kinnikinnick grows.

This will be strenuous work, using weed wrenches or loppers to remove the scotch broom. We will be walking and working on uneven terrain and doing strenuous work that includes kneeling, crouching down, and using hand tools.

After meeting up at the parking lot, we will walk about 10 minutes to the work site. We will work until about 11, then spend the last hour learning about the wildlife area, why prairies are important, and look and listen for birds with WDFW biologists. Binoculars will be available to borrow, but feel free to bring your own.

Must be at least 14 years old to register. Youth 14-17 must have a signed waiver from parent or legal guardian to participate (we will have these on site).

Pre-registration required: register here

Please bring work gloves, knee pads (if you have them), water, and snacks. Wear hiking/work boots, long pants and long sleeve shirt, and dress for the weather of the day. We will work in light rain, but heavy rain could potentially cause us to reschedule.

Learn more about the Scatter Creek Wildlife area.

Graphic with the text "I Volunteer for Conservation."