Capitol Forest

Capitol Forest

OLYMPIA – The Great Gravel Pack-In, Washington Department of Natural Resources' largest single-day volunteer event in Capitol Forest, is back for its 14th year.

Volunteers from motorized and non-motorized recreation groups will join together on Saturday to improve the popular Mima Falls Trailhead, trails, and bridges. The event begins at 8 a.m. with registration, coffee, and words from event organizers. Groups will break out and hit the trail at 9 a.m.

"The Great Gravel Pack-In is so inspiring because it brings people from varying backgrounds together around a common purpose: caring for our public lands," Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz said. "Our public lands are something that truly unites us, and we're fortunate to have so many people dedicated to preserving them for the next generation. Our volunteers are one of our most valuable resources."


Volunteers will be issued a complimentary Discover day-use pass for the event. Volunteers are asked to bring their own work gloves and rain gear.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


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