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Save Fern Gully Forest

$14,151 RAISED OF $50,000 GOAL

Fern Gully Forest with its beautiful ancient cedar groves is NOW AT RISK! This forest provides essential wildlife habitat, connects with trail systems and a creek that flows to Puget Sound, and has been an unofficial community forest in the City of Olympia for many generations. Other urban forests in the same watershed are rapidly being destroyed.


The good news is that the development company that owns the majority of the forest is supportive of our vision for it and willing to sell, but we need to raise the funds fast! Please help us protect the forest by giving what you can. Even a little can MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE.

The vision is to conserve the forest for wildlife habitat, for the services these ecosystems provide such as clean air and water, and for people to enjoy the beauty and benefits of nature. We also partner with outdoor education programs to provide equal access for everyone to be able to connect with nature and inspire good stewardship and A BRIGHTER FUTURE.

You make dreams come true

Your donation will be used to... 

Conserve Nature

Inspire Acts of Service

Grow food to share with families in need

Protect Wildlife and Habitat 

Collaborate on nature-based education programs

Create a Nature Sanctuary 


Mission 1

Conserve two acres of urban forest that are the most vulnerable to development. With your help, we are raising the funds necessary to purchase and protect the forest from development by putting it into conservation for the wildlife, the community, the children, and the future.


Mission 2

Community forests provide a sanctuary for wildlife and people, and a place for outdoor education and service learning opportunities. We create spaces where people of all ages and incomes can connect with the wisdom and medicine in nature, explore creativity, enjoy beauty, grow empathy and increase awareness.


Mission 3

In collaboration with communities, businesses, organizations, and other nonprofits, we work to provide equal access to community forests and outdoor education, create community gardens, and plan fundraising events with environmentally conscious teachings and regenerative practices for a better tomorrow.

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet." - Thich Nhat Hanh

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