Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.
Park Seeks Volunteers for Plant Nursery and Wilderness Revegetation Project
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985
Put yourself at the heart of the national park experience and become a part of the team conserving and caring for the resources in Olympic National Park.Volunteer opportunities exist year-round throughout the park.This month the Matt Albright Native Plant Nursery and Wilderness Revegetation Crew are looking for a few good volunteers who are ready to get their hands dirty.
Matt Albright Native Plant Nursery
Volunteers are invited to drop-in and get their hands dirty at the Matt Albright Native Plant Center, located east of Port Angeles in Robin Hill Farm County Park, between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday August 20 through 31.This month, activities at the greenhouse include, packing plants in preparation for upcoming revegetation projects, cleaning and sowing seeds, and transporting seedlings.Regular volunteer drop-in days at the nursery are Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am to 4pm. The nursery will be closed September 3 for Labor Day.
For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Elwha River Restoration Revegetation Project, contact Jill Zarzeczny at e-mail us or 360.565.3047
Boulder Creek Campground Revegetation
Volunteers are needed to help prepare, transport, and plant 12,000 new seedlings at Boulder Creek Campground in the Elwha River Valley.This wilderness revegetation project will begin the week of August 20 and continue through October. Work will take place at the Matt Albright Native Plant Nursery and at the Boulder Creek Campground.
For more information about this volunteer opportunity, contact Ruth Scott at e-mail us or 360.565.3071.
Additional information about volunteer and internship opportunities in Olympic National Park can be found at http://www.nps.gov/olym/supportyourpark/volunteer.htm.
Did You Know?
Fishers (members of the weasel family, related to minks and otters) were reintroduced to Olympic National Park in 2008-10. They are native to the forests of Washington, including the Olympic Peninsula, but disappeared due to overtrapping in the late 1800s/early 1900s and habitat loss.