LBA Woods Update
Spring! Birds are chattering away and native understory plants are budding, blooming, and leafing out. The Friends of LBA Woods has co-hosted with Olympia Parks Stewardship office a few more work parties to work on removing scotsbroom and holly. We’ve hosted one Forest-Bathing walk in January and have another scheduled for April 13 at 10 a.m. (The leader, Kathy Jacobsen, also offered such a walk at the BHAS dinner-auction). A major community trail run has been scheduled for August 10. Here is the flyer on the event, being coordinated by a local trail-running group.
In June, the Parks Dept. will be starting community outreach for plans for LBA Woods’ trails, signage, etc. Since the Spooner’s property (strawberry farm) on Yelm Highway was purchased by the city for soccer fields, the LBA Woods is no longer being considered as a site for those. The funding for the Log Cabin Extension Rd has been taken out of the budget for now; the road is now merely a right-of-way, but it still lurks as a possibility down the road and will require a community campaign to remove it from the regional (county) transportation plan permanently.
Meanwhile…the Osoberry says Hello and Happy Spring!