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Second Wednesday Work Party

October 11, 2023 , 9:00 am 11:30 am

Join Great Peninsula Conservancy for Second Wednesday Work Parties!   

Grovers Creek Preserve is getting a makeover. A sprawling 279 acres, this preserve features diverse forested habitat that ranges from a rare patch of 200-year-old Sitka spruce, hemlock, cedar and Douglas fir to young monocultures of Douglas fir. GPC is on a mission to bring wildlife and native plant communities back to the young forests of this preserve.  

For our next work party, we invite you to join us in building habitat piles out of downed logs and woody debris. Call it a critter condo and let the wildlife party begin! 

What: Habitat pile building at Grovers Creek Preserve 

When: Wednesday, October 11th from 9am-11:30am 

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

Work: Together we will be building a habitat pile, which is a pile of logs and other dead plant material that creates protected pockets where small mammals, amphibians and birds can find refuge from predators. Don’t know how to build a habitat pile? Just bring yourself and we will teach you! 

Difficulty: This work is moderately difficult to difficult. It involves problem solving and a considerable amount of lifting. If you are uncertain if you can perform this work, reach out! GPC is always eager to improve the accommodations we make for our volunteers.

Accessibility: We will walk approximately 0.5 miles to access the work site via a relatively flat and wide trail. We will be doing work primarily with our hands and hand tools such as loppers and crescent saws. The work will involve collecting small brush and lifting logs, which includes squatting, bending and lifting motions. The terrain at the work site is uneven.

Contact Beatrice Lincke with any questions! beatrice@greatpeninsula.org