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    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

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  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

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Park Seeks Volunteers for Plant Nursery and Wilderness Revegetation Project

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Date: August 20, 2012
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?

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.