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  • Work Scheduled for East Beach Road at Lake Crescent Starting July 10

    East Beach Road will be reduced to one-lane of traffic through work zones and delays of up to 15 minutes should be expected. Work will occur weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. through mid-July, weather permitting.

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    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry for three weeks beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

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?

star-shaped purple flowers growing in a crack of a rock

That the Piper's bellflower is unique to the Olympic Mountains? Named after an early Olympic peninsula botanist, the Piper's bellflower grows in cracks and crevices of high elevation rock outcrops.