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March 1, 2012

DNR to hold two public workshops for Woodard Bay NRCA
Workshops March 14 and April 11 will help DNR plan public access and environmental education

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host two community workshops to help develop recreation and environmental education opportunities at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area. The workshops will provide an opportunity for community members to view and discuss concepts and site plans with DNRs natural areas managers and landscape architect, Bob Droll.

Workshop details

 Who:DNR Natural Areas Program 
 What:Public Workshop 

 When:

 

March 14, 2012
April 11, 2012
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
 Where:  

North Olympia Fire Station
5046 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia  

 Why:

 

Woodard Bay NRCA is located on Henderson Inlet, 8 miles north of Olympia. The site protects 850 acres of mature upland forests, wetlands and shorelines. Improvements to recreation and education are part of DNR’s larger management goals at the site, which include restoration of native habitats and protection of important wildlife populations. 

Directions to meeting
From downtown Olympia: Travel north on East Bay Drive, which becomes Boston Harbor Road. Pass the Gull Harbor gas station. The fire station is on the right. Overflow parking is one block north and turn right.

DNR steward of natural areas statewide
DNR manages 54 natural area preserves (NAPs) and 31 natural resources conservation areas (NRCAs) on more than 145,000 acres statewide. NAPs protect high-quality examples of native ecosystems and rare plant and animal species. NAPs serve as genetic reserves for Washington’s native species and as 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, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1721, jane.chavey@dnr.wa.gov  

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DNR Communications & Outreach Office
360-902-1016
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