• 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.

  • 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 »

Elwha Restoration

Elwha Revegetation Crew February 2013
 

Olympic National Park seeks plant-loving individuals to assist in revegetating the Elwha River, the Park's largest watershed. Volunteers will assist National Park Service staff with various aspects of the project, including native plant propagation and care, replanting of dewatered reservoirs in the Elwha River Valley, and post-installation site-monitoring. Volunteer opportunities with the Elwha Revegetation Project take place at the Matt Albright Native Plant Center and in the dewatered reservoirs of Lake Mills and Lake Aldwell in the Elwha River Valley.

Volunteer Dates

Year-round volunteer opportunities are available at the Matt Albright Native Plant Center, located east of Port Angeles in Robin Hill Farm County Park.
Drop-in days are Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am to 4pm.

Opportunities to assist with replanting the dewatered reservoirs in the Elwha River Valley will begin in fall 2012; planting season runs from October into March.
Opportunities to assist with post-installation site-monitoring will begin in June 2012.

Contact Jill Zarzeczny at 360-565-3047.
For a PDF flyer describing this volunteer opportunity, Click Here.

 

Did You Know?

white flower

Does this flower look familiar? The bunchberry, a common groundcover of Olympic's lowland forest, is closely related to the dogwood trees found throughout North America.