• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Work Scheduled for East Beach Road at Lake Crescent Starting July 10

    East Beach Road will be reduced to one-lane of traffic through work zones and delays of up to 15 minutes should be expected. Work will occur weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. through mid-July, weather permitting.

  • 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 for three weeks beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

Marine Debris Ambassadors

Marine Debris Ambassadors (MDA) is a Senior Culminating Project available to high school students in the Forks, WA area who are interested to learn more about ocean issues through a hands-on service project. This experience can also be used for a Science, English or CTE credit through the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center Natural Resources course. MDA consists of educational coursework, field days on the coast, and a beach clean up service project, all the while working alongside professionals.

This program is a natural progression of the Pathways for Youth program at Olympic National Park. Accomplished Ambassadors are on the right track to move into volunteer internships and seasonal employment with the National Park Service.

Did You Know?

DYK fisher release

Fishers (members of the weasel family, related to minks and otters) were reintroduced to Olympic National Park in 2008-10. They are native to the forests of Washington, including the Olympic Peninsula, but disappeared due to overtrapping in the late 1800s/early 1900s and habitat loss.