Grass Lakes Nature Reserve
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- File:Olympia 1997 grass lakes master plan.pdf is the current city decision document describing planned use of the area.
North Woods Patch
This is a patch of Douglas Fir forest north of the Kaiser Entrance Lawn.
- Vegetation Inventory 8/31/19 - this only includes upland species within the douglas-fir stand, and not including the meadow or wetland ecotone. It was completed in approximately 30 minutes and may have missed a few species, but likely includes all common species.
Wangari Maathai Grove
Casually named by members of the Olympia Green Party, this this 2.8 acre restoration is the first large scale reforestation site located at the Kaiser Road entrance. City of Olympia Environmental Services has been doing design. It is a Blackberry Conversion project. Additional conifer planting in Fall 2019.
Identified cryptically in the Master Plan, this restoration site has a road-side pullout and gate. Initial planting work has been started in Reed Canarygrass wetland buffers. It is next door to a goat herder.
Yogurt Farm Swale
Planted in Fall 2019
This area of the Reserve was identified in the master plan as the main entrance, and is the closest point of potential entry from the Marshall-Hansen Campus. It includes blackberry seep wetlands that receive runoff from that campus through roadside ditches.