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.
Elwha River Closures
Boating is prohibited on the Elwha River from Upper Lake Mills Trail downstream to the Highway 112 bridge, except for the stretch between Altair Campground and the Highway 101 bridge.
Changes to Visitor Services Due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across the board budget cuts, some visitor services at Olympic National Park have changed. See the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
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?
Although related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique. An endemic species, it is found only in the Olympic Mountains. Visitors to the high country of Olympic National Park may be lucky enough to encounter a marmot sunning itself near its burrow.