• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)

    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed above the Heart o' the Hills entrance station from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

  • 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 »

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.