Yesterday I drove down to Olympia to visit a friend and spent some time at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. One of the treasures of the South Sound. I decided to take a little break the grind. I entered the refuge with my friend Sky. We made it to the new boardwalk that extends a mile into the newly re-created estuary where the old Brown Farm once stood.
In the fall of 2009, the dikes which had stood for a hundred years were removed. The tide now floods the 762 acres of the refuge. Combined with parts of the estuary already restored by the Nisqually Tribe, nearly a square mile of habitat has been returned to its natural state.