Join Us for the 25th Annual Prairie Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 9th, 2020 from 10:00 to 3:00

And bring a donation for the Thurston County Food Bank! No glass, please.

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                                                           Last Year’s Oak Station let people record their prairie impressions with oak gall ink

Main Event:  Glacial Heritage Preserve

ADA Accessible Prairie:  Mima Mounds Natural Area

Working Prairies:  Colvin Ranch

Native Plant Propagation:  Violet Prairie Seed Farm

As a courtesy to our other guests, please leave your pets at home when visiting Glacial Heritage, Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve, and Violet Prairie Seed Farm.

Food is not available for purchase on site, but feel free to bring a picnic lunch. 

Both bottled water and bulk water for reusable water bottles is available in limited quantity at Glacial Heritage. There is also a potable water spigot at Violet Prairie Farm. 


Enjoy the North Thurston School District’s student prairie artwork!

Want to spread the word? Download the PAD 2019 Poster and share it!

2019 PAD Poster

Interested in South Sound Prairie restoration? Check out this video created by The Center for Natural Lands Management.


This online Story Map tool was created to display Prairie Appreciation Day information. It was created by The Center for Natural Lands Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Computer version Mobile Version