The Washington Armed Forces Initiative will host their second annual “Garbage and Grouse Round-up” in the Capitol State State Forest’s Triangle Pit, Washington.  The event is Co-Hosted with WA Backcountry Hunters & Anglers,, Trash No Land, and WA Dept of Nat Resources. We welcome everyone to help us clean up one of our Western Washington public shooting areas.

The morning will be filled with a boots-on-the-ground clean-up of several shooting sites located on public land focused primarily on Triangle Pit. Please bring tools and gloves as we remove old targets, shells, and trash. Lunch will be provided along with some giveaways for our participants.

In the afternoon AFI members, that participated in the clean-up, will stroll along the gated roads of Capitol State Forest in search of Washington’s various grouse species, affectionately known as “Wood Chicken”. The hunting portion will be limited to Military Members who must participate in the morning clean-up.

October 14, 2023,   9:00am – 1pm Cleanup
1:00pm – 6pm AFI Grouse Hunt

Where:  Triangle Pit in Capitol State Forest
11036 Waddell Creek Rd SW
Olympia,, WA 98512

Google Maps:

GPS: 46.943477, -123.074505

Bring outdoor clothing and gloves. If you have them, bring rakes, shovels, trash pickers and/or magnet tools.

Sign-in and safety meeting at 9 AM with morning coffee, donuts and good conversation with people you’ll be glad to meet.

Cleanup:  9:15 AM to 12:30 PM.

Lunch & prizes at 12:30 PM.  You will be treated to a Burgers & Dogs lunch!  Several prizes will be given away via a free raffle (Tickets handed out to all volunteers at the morning sign-in & meeting).

1:00 PM Part 1 Cleanup Event Concludes. Enjoy recreation in the awesome Capitol State Forest!

1:00 PM Part 2 AFI Grouse Roundup Event Begins.  AFI members that participated in the clean up, will stroll along the gated roads of the Capitol State Forest in search for Washington’s various grouse species.

Military service members are encouraged to RSVP at the BHA Events web Page:

All are welcome!  We recommend children be of age 12 or older and be under adult supervision as there may be hazardous materials and sharp objects.

Firearm Policy:  Handling or use of a firearm during event hours is not allowed at our events and is not an official part of our events.  You may recreate as you wish after the event concludes.

Restroom accommodations provided.


Lots to appreciate at this event!

  • Appreciation of our state forests for hunting, fishing and recreation as we choose.

  • Appreciation for organizations and individuals who care for our public lands.


  • Appreciation of our active military service members!


Come share the Stewardship of our public lands!