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Save Fern Gully Forest​

This community forest in Olympia lovingly referred to as Fern Gully Forest with beautiful ancient Red Cedar trees is AT RISK! This 'small but mighty' urban forest provides vital habitat for wildlife and is also home to outdoor education programs for children. Sadly, the remaining forests in this watershed are rapidly being destroyed by suburban sprawl.


But there's good news! A small parcel in the heart of the forest was recently donated to the nonprofit. And what's more and truly amazing is that the development company that owns the remaining acre of the forest with old growth trees is supportive of our mission and want to sell to us. We have been working with them for two years, but they won't wait much longer!


We're more than half way to our goal of $40,000 and we need your help to raise the rest of the funds by the end of 2023. You can be a part of creating a better future by giving what you can today. Even a little can MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE.

The vision is to conserve the forest for vital urban wildlife habitat, for the services these ecosystems provide, and for people to enjoy the beauty and benefits of nature.


We are partnering with the Community Nature Foundation, a local 501(c)3 non-profit for land conservation, to purchase and protect the forest and provide equal access to outdoor education where children and families can safely socialize, play, learn and develop a lifelong connection and care for the environment.


Please mail larger donations by check to:

Community Nature Foundation

1443 Brown St SE 

Olympia, WA 98501

Thank you so much for being a part of saving the forest and cultivating resilient communities with outdoor education for confident children that are resourceful, creative, and connected to the wisdom and medicine in nature.


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