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March 28, 2012

DNR to hold second community workshop about Woodard Bay NRCA
Workshop to discuss plans for enhancing environmental education and recreation to Woodard Bay NRCA

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

 Who:DNR Natural Areas Program
 What:Community Workshop on Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area
 When:April 11, 2012 / 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 Where: North Olympia Fire Station, 5046 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia

 Why:

 

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. 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.

Directions to meeting
From I-5: From I-5 north or south, take Exit 105 toward the Port of 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 located behind the fire station (travel 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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