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All recreational areas closed during spill response are now open, new interpretive signs installed along trail

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DES crews installed 11 new plant signs along the Interpretive trail, and plans to update plantings for six of these signs -- Soft Rush, Sword Fern, Serviceberry, Salal, Black Gooseberry, and Evergreen Huckleberry.
DES crews installed 11 new plant signs along the Interpretive trail, and plans to update plantings for six of these signs - Soft Rush, Sword Fern, Serviceberry, Salal, Black Gooseberry, and Evergreen Huckleberry.

All recreational areas around Capitol Lake closed during the Olympia Brewery transformer spill response have re-opened, including the Interpretive Center and trail.

While the Interpretive Center trail was closed during restoration work related to the response, the Department of Enterprise Services replaced native plant markers that were missing or damaged over time.

The trail was constructed in the 1990s, and the original native plant markers were added during an Eagle Scout project in 2008 through a grant from the Native Plant Society.

The trail provides a unique opportunity for the public to access and enjoy a shoreline setting that contains a diverse mix of native plants, which support and sustain a rich diversity of wildlife.

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