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Friends of Olympic National Park to Host Free Salmon-Watching Event Saturday, September 29

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Date: September 21, 2007
Contact: Dick Kott, 360-457-0933

Port Angeles - The Friends of Olympic National Park (FONP) will host a unique public event from 10 am – 12 noon on Saturday, September 29 at Salmon Cascades in the Sol Duc area of Olympic National Park. This event will be offered on National Public Lands Day, when all park entrance fees are waived.

“We invite anyone interested in watching and learning more about salmon to stop by Salmon Cascades on Saturday morning,” said FONP President Larry Stetson. “Dick Goin, well-known local fish expert, and FONP Board Member Dick Kott will be there to share their knowledge.”

Sol Duc summer coho have been recently observed at Salmon Cascades.

“We’re grateful to the Friends for hosting this free public event, especially on National Public Lands Day when park entrance fees are waived,” added Superintendent Bill Laitner. “A chance to watch salmon jumping up the cascades is always a thrill, and having Dick Goin there makes this an opportunity not to be missed.”

For more information about the Friends, people can check http://www.friendsonp.org. The annual membership fee is $20 for individuals, $25 for families and $10 for students and current members of the armed services.

Did You Know?

dam with water flowing

Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.