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Celebrate the grand opening of West Bay Woods

If you like parties, here’s a real wild one. The Olympia Coalition for Ecosystems Preservation — or OlyEcosystems — invites you to the grand opening of 10 acres of urban wilderness on Olympia’s westside. This free event will be held Sunday, Oct. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 1212 Dickinson Ave. NW.

Imagine experiencing a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Enjoy catered snacks from Nineveh and muddled cider as well as acoustic music with Christopher Harbin and friends. Musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and play several tunes or join the circle. You should feel free to bring all of your relations.

The Olympia Coalition for Ecosystems Preservation was established in 2015 to protect, preserve and restore the diverse ecosystems of Olympia, which include the freshwater, shoreline, tidal waters and upland forests. Of course, these realms are home to the Pacific Great Blue Heron, cutthroat trout, salmon and companion species. In coordination with community members, local agencies and other nonprofit groups, OlyEcosystems works to ensure that these ecosystems remain vital in perpetuity. To learn more, visit or follow

PHOTO: By Barry Troutman


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