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First Saturday Work Party

December 2, 2023 , 10:00 am 12:30 pm

***CALLING ALL OLYMPIC COLLEGE STUDENTS! If you are taking a class with Amy Lawrence, know that GPC’s upcoming work party is a great way to round out your service-hour commitment before the end of the semester! Take a break from studying for finals and meet up with GPC and a great group of community volunteers in the field!**

What: Join GPC staff in building habitat piles out of downed logs and woody debris. Habitat piles create protected pockets for small mammals, amphibians and birds. As the habitat pile decomposes, it mimics the conditions of a nurse log, creating soil conditions that help propagate the next generation of trees and understory plants in a forest’s life cycle. Learn more about the function of habitat piles in our forests here.

When: Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-12:30pm

Where: Grovers Creek Preserve in Poulsbo, WA – additional parking information and directions will be sent in an email when your sign-up is confirmed. 

Accessibility: We will walk approximately half a mile to access the work site via a relatively flat and wide trail, but to access the area where our habitat pile will be built requires stepping over large logs and downed debris. We will be doing work primarily with our hands and hand tools such as loppers and handsaws. The work will involve lifting logs, including squatting, bending and lifting motions. Great Peninsula Conservancy will provide tools, gloves, helmets, and eye protection. Please bring your own rain gear, close-toed boots, and other weather appropriate layers. A water bottle and snack are two great additions to any outdoor outing. (Bringing kiddos? Great! Keep in mind that we think this task is best suited for ages 10 and up. While our helmets do size down significantly, consider bringing your child’s bike helmet along for a more comfortable fit).

Questions? Contact Claire Voris, Community Engagement Manager, claire@greatpeninsula.org.