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Volunteer work party at Mima Mounds Thursday, August 4 
 


MEDIA ADVISORY
                                                                                                         
July 22, 2011

Volunteer work party at Mima Mounds Thursday, August 4
Help maintain this national natural landmark prairie

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a work party for volunteers at Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve (NAP) on Thursday, August 4, 2011. Volunteers will help with fence and trail sign repairs and other maintenance of the natural area.

Mima Mounds NAP supports a mysterious mounded landscape. Due to its unique topography, this site was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1968 by the National Park Service. The 636-acre site protects the best remaining example of the unusual rolling “mima mound” prairie landscape.

Who:DNR Natural Areas Program  
Where:Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve, 7 miles south of Olympia  
When:10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2011 
What:






Volunteer Activities: Help maintain facilities—including fence repairs, trail sign maintenance, and garbage removal.
Please bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, water, and dress for the weather.
We’ll provide the tools.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Volunteers will be given a day Discover Pass. Also, this is an agency-approved volunteer event, so hours worked can apply toward earning a complimentary Discover Pass.
Directions:  






From southbound or northbound I-5, take Exit 95, west on Hwy 121 toward Littlerock. In Littlerock, continue straight (west) on 128th to the “T” intersection at Waddell Creek Road. Turn right on Waddell Creek Road. Mima Mounds NAP entrance is about 1 mile on left.

For information, contact:  
Maria Sheetz, 360-463-3214,
maria.sheetz@dnr.wa.gov 
Birdie Davenport, 360-596-5144,
roberta.davenport@dnr.wa.gov  

DNR, steward of state natural areas
DNR manages 54 natural area preserves (NAPs) and 30 natural resources conservation areas (NRCAs) on more than 134,000 acres statewide. NAPs protect high-quality examples of native ecosystems and rare plant and animal species, and serve as genetic reserves for Washington’s native species and as a reference sites for comparing natural and altered environments. NRCAs protect lands having high conservation values for ecological systems, scenic qualities, wildlife habitat and low-impact recreational opportunities. Environmental education and approved research projects occur on both NAPs and NRCAs.

Media Contact:  Jane Chavey, Communications Manager, 360-902-1721, jane.chavey@dnr.wa.gov  

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