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Safety Hazards on the trail:   Please contact the maintenance departments indicated here to report safety hazards.

Railroad Trestle Construction Causes Closure of Trail Section Safety of trail users prompts temporary closure  

OLYMPIA –  The popular Chehalis Western Trail will be closed from the point where it intersects with the Burlington Northern Railroad (where the Trail turns to gravel just south of the Indian Summer Golf Course), to the access ramp located on Rainier Rd.  This closure will begin June 20th and will last approximately 8-10 weeks.   During this time, NO PUBLIC ACCESS will be allowed on this section of Trail. 

This closure is necessary because Burlington Northern Railroad will be replacing the railroad trestle over Rainier Rd.  The Chehalis Western Trail currently passes below this trestle on the shoulder of Rainier Rd. 

 County Parks Manager says the county has no control over the timing of the project.  “Unfortunately, Thurston County Parks is not in a position to negotiate the timing of this closure, as the Railroad has the ability to maintain and repair its structures as needed.”   “The county realizes that this closure may impact many Trail users, so we ask for your patience and cooperation during this time.”   For further information contact; Thurston County Parks (360) 867-2181(360) 867-2181(360) 867-2181(360) 867-2181 www.thurston-parks.org  

If you are passing by the Monarch Sculpture Park stop by and see the changes.   The caretakers are doing a great job and our project group did almost the impossible.   The yellow butterfly came down in a wind storm earlier this year.   It's 800 pounds of butterfly..    We got it back up and flying.   Stop bye and see how beautiful it is.  

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WTGA Board Meeting are held the 1st Thursday of each month at the Urban Onion in Olympia.   We start at 6 pm and try to be finished by 8 pm.

All volunteers are welcome.   Join us and help us shape the future trails!

2015/2016 dates for board meetings:  (first Thursday of each month!)

December 3, 2016                    April 7, 2016
January 7, 2016                        May 5, 2016
February 4, 2016                      June 2, 2016
March 3, 2016                           July 7, 2016

All board meetings are held at the Urban Onion, 116 Legion Way, Olympia  WA  98501.  

The mission the Woodland Trail Greenway Association is to advocate for and partner in the development of a publicly-owned multiuse trail and greenway from Pioneer Park to McAlister Springs, linking the cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater in Washington State.

We further advocate the development of other non-motorized connections, recognizing that it will be part of an interconnected system of trails, sidewalks, bike lanes, low volume streets, and transit in Thurston County Washington.

Please contact the Woodland Trail Greenway Association for more information: 

More info is available on our Facebook page, Woodland Trail Greenway Association

Dear Friends:  USE THE TRAIL!!!  It's the best way to show that the residents of Thurston County WANTS these trails developed!