West Bay Yards

On March 30th, Olympia’s City Council endorsed the West Bay Yards development – illegally giving away the City’s right to change development standards until 2036. On behalf of our community and our salmon, OlyEcosystems is appealing this decision to the Superior Court.  The estimated cost of the appeal is $25,000.  To date, thanks to our amazing community, we are more than halfway to this goal.  In a leap of faith OlyEcosystems has contracted with David A. Bricklin LLB, a preeminent Land Use and Environmental attorney, to represent our community and our salmon to the Superior Court. ( OlyEcosystems needs your help in meeting the remaining cost of the appeal.  One hundred percent of donations will pay for the legal costs and any gift, no matter the size, will help ensure we keep the City accountable to its community, and not to developers. With your help, we will meet our goal.

Our Mission

To protect, preserve, and restore the diverse ecosystems of Olympia, Washington that include the freshwater, shoreline, tidal waters, and upland forests that are home to the Pacific Great Blue Heron, cutthroat trout, salmon, and companion species. In coordination with community members, local agencies, and other non-profit groups, we work to ensure that these ecosystems remain vital in perpetuity. OlyEcoystems is organized exclusively for the above purpose under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code or any corresponding section of any future tax code. Our vision is of thriving nature and a thriving community in a sustainable urban ecosystem, one that enables Olympia to prosper while caring for the South Puget Sound. Learn more about the places and connections you are helping to protect in Olympia.

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Rethinking Our City

We are re-envisioning Olympia to function as its natural ecosystem—fostering healthy places and people.
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The West Bay Woods

Olympia’s newest open space and conservation area is the West Bay Woods.