• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    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 »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

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.