LBA Woods Park
The City of Olympia has acquired the two wooded parcels behind LBA Park in SE Olympia (originally slated for housing), which together form the 150-acre LBA Woods. Previously, the BHAS Board had endorsed the effort by the LBA Woods Park Coalition to preserve both parcels as a natural park and endorsed the eventually successful effort to establish a Metropolitan Parks District, supported by a property tax, through a ballot measure in 2015. The Coalition has established a “Friends of LBA Woods” volunteer stewardship group and is partnering with the Olympia Parks Department to plan and host work parties to help with removal of invasive plant species and to organize a native-plant salvage on the five-acre parcel in the LBA Woods that will be partially cleared for installation of a water tower. The Coalition is also tracking the tranportation plans for east-west extension of Log Cabin Rd. from Boulevard to Wiggins Rd. BHAS is conducting work parties and field trips.