Prairie Appreciation Day, 27th year event

May 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Glacial Heritage Preserve
off Mima Rd
Friends of Puget Prairies
360 819-4513

A FREE family event on one of the largest remaining remnants of Western Washington’s endangered prairie ecosystem. Between 10-3,
Take a 1 mi ACTIVITY TRAIL .that hots a number of informative stations covering various aspects of our South Sound prairies. The stations have experts to discuss each topic as well as activities for children and the young at heart. Make seed balls, try your hands at writing with ink made from oak galls, and talk to experts about gardening with native prairie plants or how fire is used to restore prairies.

Or take a 4 mi SELF GUIDED tour: A good choice for those who just want to absorb the ambiance and peace of the prairies, this route also includes a cut-off trail for those wishing a shorter walk.

Black Hills Audubon Society will be hosting an early morning bird walk. Check their website for details.

In addition to the day’s main activities and events at Glacial Heritage Preserve, walk-throughs and group tours are offered at the Center for Natural Lands Management’s Violet Prairie Native Seed Farm open house. The Department of Natural Resources’ Mima Mounds Natural Areas is additionally available to visit with a Discover Pass and is ideal for those looking for an easier and more accessible outing to the blooming prairies. For those looking to take their pets out on the prairie, the Scatter Creek Wildlife Area Unit (information at is ideal.

More information and directions can be found on the Friends of Puget Prairies website at, or call 360-819-4513.

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