Park Newsletter December 22 2006

snow covered trees at sunset with words "happy holidays!" in script

Best wishes for a joyous holiday season!

May the coming year bring you health, happiness and the chance to enjoy the peace and wonder of Olympic National Park.


Progress Made Towards Re-opening Hoh Rain Forest

Thanks to a one-lane temporary bridge installed this week, administrative access is restored to the Hoh Rain Forest of Olympic National Park, allowing crews to begin repairs to the road and utility lines above the bridge.

Port Angeles-based contractor Bruch and Bruch has installed the bridge and is completing the final steps today. The several private vehicles trapped above the washout were able to leave the area over the weekend and administrative access for park and utility crews will be established by tomorrow.

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Employees Honored for Length of Service

Four employees were recognized this month for reaching important milestones in their service to the United States of America.

Congratulations and thanks go to:

Fisheries Biologist Phil Kennedy -- 5 years
Human Resources Assistant Cheryl Gilson -- 15 years
Fire Mgt. Specialist Larry Nickey -- 25 years
Exhibit & Publication Specialist Janet Scharf -- 35 years

snow covered road with many trees across it
Toppled trees lie across the Loop C road in Heart o'the Hills campground. Only the roof of a crumpled woodshed remains visible.

Jim Patterson, NPS Photo

Windstorm Wreaks Havoc at Heart o'the Hills

The windstorm of December 15 left the Heart O'the Hills campground strewn with fallen trees and debris. Fortunately, the restroom buildings were not hit, but several bulletin board kiosks and a woodshed were damaged or destroyed.

The campground is expected to reopen sometime this spring.


Last updated: February 28, 2015

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