Olympic Kicks Off Climate Friendly Park Program with Two-Day Workshop
Despite a surprise snowstorm, over 60 people gathered in Port Angeles this week for a two-day Climate Friendly Park workshop. A diverse group of community leaders, scientists and business people took part in the meetings, learning about the effects of climate change on the Olympic Peninsula and helping to generate specific action items for decreasing Olympic National Park's greenhouse gas emissions.
The workshop results, including Olympic National Park's Climate Action Plan, will be available in late spring.
The plan will describe a series of specific, targeted steps that the park will take to reduce its carbon footprint and help inform park visitors and the public about how they can become more climate friendly both at home and while visiting the park.
The Climate Friendly Parks (CFP) Program is a collaboration of the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is made possible in part by funding from the National Parks Conservation Association.