• A fallen tree supports new life in the coastal forest.

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

Event Details

  • 12/10/2013

    dock removal Olympic National Park wilderness coast
    Location: Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, WA | Map Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Dean Butterworth Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-565-3146

Protecting Wilderness Coast and Sanctuary Waters

Steve Fradkin, PhD, Coastal Ecologist, Olympic National Park

On December 18, 2012, Coast Guard searchers found a 185-ton dock that washed out to sea during the March 2011 tsunami in Japan. Located in an extremely rugged and remote section of Olympic National Park's wilderness coast and the Olympic National Marine Sanctuary, the dock posed a threat to visitor safety and had the potential to damage resources. Steve Fradkin, Olympic National Park Coastal Ecologist and a member of the multi-agency response team, will share his stories of the successful removal effort.

The Perspectives Winter Speaker Series takes place the second Tuesday of each month, November through April. Sponsored by Olympic National Park & the Friends of Olympic National Park.