Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary would like to
recognize the outstanding effort of the following volunteers, who have each
generously donated more than 300 hours of their time since the Olympic Coast
Discovery Center opened in 2004.
Contact for page content: Karlyn Langjahr
After retiring as a Technical Service Manager at a steel company in 1998, my
wife Becky and I moved
to Port Angeles. During our many prior visits to the Olympic Peninsula, we
greatly enjoyed the
Pacific Beaches. We especially liked the tide pools at Rialto Beach.
Retirement has given me the
time to get more involved with the community and the Olympic Coast Discovery
Center is a wonderful
place to volunteer. We both greatly enjoy the learning opportunities and
meeting people from all
over the world.
I was born in Hollywood and grew up in southern California. I first came to Port Angeles
in 1966, but then returned to California until I moved here permanently in 1989. I
started working as COASST volunteer in 2003. I enjoy working with OCNMS staff, the
feeling that I am giving something back to the community, and being a part of the
environmental movement. I especially enjoy helping out at community events, talking
to young people about the amazing animals that live off our coast.
I was born and raised in Ballard, graduating from O'Dea High School and Seattle University.
I served in the Air Force from 1964 to 1968, then worked for Unigard Insurance Group and
the U. S. Post Office. When Gerri and I retired in 2002 we moved to Port Angels and acted
as general contractors building our new house. Upon completion of our house in January
2003 both Gerri and I started doing volunteer work. I currently volunteer at the Dry
Creek Grange, Streamkeepers and of course the Discovery Center. I am currently the Vice
President of the Dry Creek Coalition and neighborhood group determined to preserve and
restore the Dry Creek area of West Port Angeles.