National Park Week
The theme of National Park Week 2009 is community service, making this year's Washington Coast Cleanup on April 18 an excellent way to kick off the week, and to celebrate Earth Day. This annual event brings hundreds of community volunteers from across Washington state to collect and remove marine debris from Washington's beaches.
On April 25, Olympic will celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center. Children of all ages are invited to bring their favorite adult and come to the National Junior Ranger Day celebration on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles.
Two Rangers Awarded the Clallam County Sheriff's Office Meritorious Service Award
Benedict recalled the "very courageous and professional manner" in which O'Neill and Danisiewicz worked, "after all other efforts were exhausted," to recover the 20-year old drowning victim from the flood-stage river.
Coming Soon ....
Work Progressing on Elwha Construction Projects; Ever Closer to Dam Removal
The Elwha Water Facilities (EWF) and the Port Angeles Water Treatment Plant (PAWTP; pictured) will protect the industrial and drinking water supply for Port Angeles-area users from the increased sediment load the river will carry during and after dam removal.
The PAWTP is scheduled for completion late this coming fall, while construction of the EWF is approximately one year ahead of schedule, with completion anticipated in February 2010.
The Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration project is our nation’s largest dam removal to date and one of the largest construction projects in the history of the National Park Service. Read more.
What Do You Think?
Every year, staff at Olympic develop and analyze a variety of project proposals. While staff members are responsible for preparing environmental documents and making the final decision, we rely on members of the public to provide thoughtful input, fresh ideas and new perspectives.
The following proposal is now open for public review and comment.
For more information, and monthly visitor use updates, check the National Park Service NPS Stats website.
Last updated: December 28, 2022