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Stewardship Work Party at Quimper West Preserve

Date: 08/28/2018 | Starts: 10:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM

Quimper West Preserve is a beautiful mature forest threaded with footpaths.

Quimper West Preserve includes beautiful mature forest zones threaded with footpaths.

Calling all volunteers! Over the past few years, community members have gathered at this 80-acre nature preserve in Port Townsend to lead a concerted attack against non-native holly. Since then, our Preserve Stewards have been working hard at identifying new patches, and it is time to rally the troops again!

Come help hand-pull and cut the holly that is invading this forested preserve which is crisscrossed with trails. Quimper West Preserve is part of the “Quimper Wildlife Corridor,” which is protected by Jefferson Land Trust, the City of Port Townsend, and Jefferson County for wildlife, healthy wetlands, clean water, and rich bird habitat. The Land Trust provides tools and gloves. Drop in for a bit, or stay the whole time!

Directions: From Hastings Ave. in Port Townsend, turn north on N. Jacob Miller Rd. The preserve, gate and trailhead are on the left near the end of the road. Please bike or carpool if possible, due to limited parking. Contact Carrie at cclendanel[@] if you have questions.