Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary News and Events
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary News and Events
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Calendar of Events for 2012

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

JANUARY 2012

January 17 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. For more information visit the Coastal MRC program website.

MEETING CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER -
RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 10

January 20 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

January 23 - Presentation on Tsunami Debris by NOAA
(5:45 pm)
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: West Coast Regional Director for NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, Nir Birnea, will discuss marine debris associated with the March 2011 Japanese tsunami at the Clallam County Marine Resource Committee meeting on Monday, January 23, 5:45 pm, at the commissioners’ meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse.

January 25 - Forum on Tsunami Debris
(5:00 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: The University of Washington Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks will host a public discussion on the risks posed by the Japanese Tsunami debris and an update on the planning regarding the coordinated response of federal, state, and local governments and tribes. Nir Barnea, West Coast Regional Director for NOAA's Marine Debris Program, and other personnel from the Washington Emergency Management Department will speak. Representatives from the Washington State Department of Ecology and Department of Health may also join the discussion. The seminar will be held at the Olympic Natural Resources Center located at 1455 S. Forks Avenue, Forks, on Wednesday, January 25 at 5:00 PM. The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information contact Ellen Matheny, Director, ONRC Education & Outreach, at (360) 374-4556 or (206) 919-5632 or ematheny@uw.edu.

January 26 - Captain Charles Moore discusses "The Great Infection of the Sea"
(6:30 pm)
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Detail: Scientist and Activist, Captain Charles Moore discusses "The Great Infection of the Sea" detailed in his acclaimed new book "Plastic Ocean." This presentation will be held at the upstairs conference room in The Landing Mall, 115 East Railroad Avenue. For more information, contact Anne Shaffer at (360) 461-0799.



FEBRUARY 2012

February 3 - Fish on the Fence Gala
Port Angeles, WA
(5:30 pm)
Details: Join Feiro Marine Life Center for the 4th annual Fish on the Fence Gala on Friday, February 3rd at the Red Lion Hotel on the Port Angeles waterfront at 5:30 PM. This partnership between Feiro Marine Life Center and Lincoln High School combines art and science. The event will feature artwork created by students at Lincoln High School of local marine organisms. For more information go to http://feiromarinelifecenter.org/fish-fence.

February 10 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(10:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Location: Port Angeles, WA, Clallam County Courthouse
Details: Sanctuary advisory councils bring members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the management and protection of the sanctuary. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets regularly and is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, industry, conservation organizations and citizens. For more information contact Acting Council Coordinator Liam Antrim at (360) 460-6622 ext. 16.


February 24-26 - 5th Annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival
Pacific Beach, Moclips and Seabrook, WA
Details: The local business community welcomes you to entertain your taste buds all weekend long with special chocolate menus and events! Get more information here.



MARCH 2012

March 3-4 - Beachcombers Fun Fair
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
Details: This 25th annual event features exhibits, seminars, information booths, and vendors on Saturday and Sunday. Children's activities are Saturday morning. Beach walks and Dash for Trash or Treasure are on Sunday morning to round out the weekend. Get more information here on Beachcombers Fun Fair and other Ocean Shores events.

March 9 - Feiro Marine Life Center Lecture Series presents Nick Bond on Climate Change
Port Angeles, WA
(6:30 pm to 8:30 pm)
Nick Bond, a climate scientist and research meteorologist, will present a lecture on climate change and some of its expected impacts on the marine ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. For more information go to feiromarinelifecenter.org/

March 16 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(10:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Details: Sanctuary advisory councils bring members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the management and protection of the sanctuary. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets regularly and is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, industry, conservation organizations and citizens. For more information contact Acting Council Coordinator Liam Antrim at (360) 460-6622 ext. 16.

March 16 - COASST Training (Coastal Observation and Seabird Study Team)
(9:00am- 5:00pm)
Location: Hobuck Beach, WA
Join Janet Lamont for an informal training at Hobuck Beach. Appropriate for new North Coast and Strait volunteers and/or current volunteers looking to refresh their skills. We'll take a trip down to the beach to conduct surveys - dress warmly! Snow cancels. Please RSVP so we know to expect you: janet.lamont@noaa.gov. For more information go to http://depts.washington.edu/coasst/involved/volunteer.html

March 22 - Science Night at Franklin Elementary School
(6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: Students explore the world of science while conducting hands-on, inquiry-based activities at this community event. For more information go to http://www.portangelesschools.org/franklin/

March 24 - COASST Training (Coastal Observation and Seabird Study Team)
(10:00am- 4:00pm)
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Join Jane and Janet at Feiro Marine Life Center for a 6-hour COASST training. Hear about how COASST started, the custom Beached Birds field guide, and try out your new skills with some actual specimens. Training activities will take place indoors. We will break for lunch, so please pack your own or plan to buy lunch nearby. As always, COASST trainings are FREE, but plan to provide a $20 refundable deposit if you would like to take home a COASST volunteer kit complete with our Beached Birds field guide. For more information go to http://depts.washington.edu/coasst/involved/volunteer.html



APRIL 2012

April 13-15 - 12th Annual Port Angeles Kayak Symposium
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: Go to Hollywood Beach by the city pier the weekend of April 13 to look at new and used kayaks and accessories. Clinics will be held throughout the three days on various kayaking techniques, safety, etc. Some of the region's best instructors will be there to teach beginning through advanced skills and techniques as well as slide shows and other on-land informative talks. Get more information here.

April 21 - Washington Coast Cleanup
Details: You are invited to join us Saturday, April 21, 2012 for the annual Washington Coast Cleanup Day. We will collect and remove debris from Washington's Olympic Peninsula Pacific Ocean beaches. This clean up is organized by a partnership of community groups, businesses, Tribal and government agencies that formed the Washington Clean Coast Alliance in 2008. More information on the Alliance and volunteering for this and other beach cleanup events is available at www.coastsavers.org. Marine debris will be hauled off the beaches and brought to roadside collection sites for proper disposal. This community/volunteer effort will help preserve the beauty of our ocean beaches, reduce impacts of marine debris to wildlife, and make our shores safer for recreation.

April 25 - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: Please join us for volunteer training to become a trained docent and conduct outreach at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. Learn about the diversity of marine life and habitats, maritime heritage, and research in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
A series of six trainings, including two field trips, begins April 25. For more information, or to register, please contact Janet.Lamont@noaa.gov 360-457-6622 ext. 31.

April 27 - Feiro Lecture Series featuring Dr. Sarah L. Sterling on Integrating the Seismic and Occupational Chronologies at Tse-whit-zen
Location: Port Angeles, WA
(6:00pm)
Details: In 2003, work began to excavate a dry dock in Port Angeles Harbor. The construction footprint exposed portions of the ancient Klallam village of Tse-whit-zen; one of the largest known precontact villages in Washington State. The site was occupied beginning around 2700 years ago, and more intensively from about 1800-100 years ago. Tse-whit-zen village is situated in the midst of the Cascadia subduction zone and apparent gaps in the radiocarbon record of village occupation are broadly synchronous with great earthquakes in the region. In this presentation, Dr. Sterling will discuss the current state of knowledge about the relationship between the occupational and seismic chronology at Tse-whit-zen, and how recent field work in the vicinity of the site will help further resolve understanding of the past and future of this geologically dynamic shoreline. For more information go to http://feiromarinelifecenter.org.

April 28 - Free Outdoor Railroad Bridge Park Fun Fair
Location: Sequim, WA
(10:00am - 4:00pm)
Details: Railroad Bridge Park Fun Fair is the Dungeness Spring Fling Kick-off event, sponsored by Dungeness River Audubon Center. Enjoy demos, music, outdoor activities, food and more! This is a free event for all ages! For more information go to http://www.dungenessrivercenter.org.



MAY 2012

May 2 - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: Please join us for volunteer training to become a trained docent and conduct outreach at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. Learn about the diversity of marine life and habitats, maritime heritage, and research in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
A series of six trainings, including two field trips, begins April 25. For more information, or to register, please contact Janet.Lamont@noaa.gov 360-457-6622 ext. 31.

May 5 - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: Please join us for volunteer training to become a trained docent and conduct outreach at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. Learn about the diversity of marine life and habitats, maritime heritage, and research in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
A series of six trainings, including two field trips, begins April 25. For more information, or to register, please contact Janet.Lamont@noaa.gov 360-457-6622 ext. 31.

May 4-6 - Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival
Location: Hoquiam, WA
Details: Each spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop to rest and feed in Grays Harbor estuary on their migration northward. Coming from as far south as Argentina, these Arctic-bound shorebirds are among the world's greatest migrants. Some birds travel over 15,000 miles round trip! Tens of thousands of shorebirds feed on the open mudflats in the estuary. This concentration of birds offers people a great chance to view a number of shorebird species, and with luck, to see the birds fly together in beautiful formations while trying to escape the fastest creature on earth, the Peregrine Falcon. Last year, Hoquiam High School was buzzing with people throughout the weekend with the Nature Fun Fair, Birder's Bazaar, lectures, and the Poster Contest awards ceremony. Birders and their families from as far away as New York and Florida were able to come together at Festival Headquarters to view all of the exhibits, vendors, and fun kid's activities that were available. For more information, or a list of the festival events visit www.shorebirdfestival.com.

May 9 - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: Please join us for volunteer training to become a trained docent and conduct outreach at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. Learn about the diversity of marine life and habitats, maritime heritage, and research in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
A series of six trainings, including two field trips, begins April 25. For more information, or to register, please contact Janet.Lamont@noaa.gov 360-457-6622 ext. 31.

May 15 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee (MRC) is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. For more information visit the North Pacific Coast MRC program website.

May 16 - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: Please join us for volunteer training to become a trained docent and conduct outreach at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. Learn about the diversity of marine life and habitats, maritime heritage, and research in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
A series of six trainings, including two field trips, begins April 25. For more information, or to register, please contact Janet.Lamont@noaa.gov 360-457-6622 ext. 31.

May 18 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Location: Neah Bay, WA
(10:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Details: Sanctuary advisory councils bring members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the management and protection of the sanctuary. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets regularly and is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, industry, conservation organizations and citizens. For more information contact Council Coordinator Tom Baker at (360) 460-6622 ext. 20.

May 21-23 - North Olympic Tsunami Debris Symposium
Location: Port Angeles and Sequim
Details: In an effort to encourage dialog between citizens and agencies about how to effectively deal with tsunami debris, Clallam Marine Resources Committee is partnering with Surfrider Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, hosting a Tsunami Debris workshop series and planning session led by renowned oceanographer, Curt Ebbesmeyer, to share information and science about tsunami marine debris. The presentations and workshops will take place the week of May 21st in Port Angeles and Sequim. For more information go to http://tsunamidebrissymposium.wordpress.com.

May 23 - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: Please join us for volunteer training to become a trained docent and conduct outreach at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. Learn about the diversity of marine life and habitats, maritime heritage, and research in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
A series of six trainings, including two field trips, begins April 25. For more information, or to register, please contact Janet.Lamont@noaa.gov 360-457-6622 ext. 31.





JUNE 2012

June 1 - Salish Sea Student Science Symposium
(10:00am - 3:00pm)
Location: Mountaineers, Magunson Park, Seattle
Details: The Salish Sea Student Science Symposium, hosted by Salish Sea Expeditions, will bring together student scientists in 5th to 12th grade, teachers, community members, and professional scientists to share, explore, and discuss research on the Salish Sea. For more information go to http://salish.org/SSSSS/symposium.

June 2 - Free Oiled Wildlife and Oil Spill Response Training - Oiled Wildlife Basic Intake and Stabilization For the North Olympic Peninsula
(8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Location: Exposition Hall, Clallam County Fairgrounds, Port Angeles
Details: A "spill area" presents many hazards to responders and onlookers, so Federal and state laws require that anyone entering such an area be specially trained to minimize their risk of exposure to hazardous materials and environments. Oil Wildlife Basic Intake and Stabilization training will cover health and safety, bird anatomy and family characteristics, effects of oil and secondary complications, and bird handling. For more information go to Clallam County Marine Resources.

June 9 - Third Annual Kid's Fishing Day 2012
(9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Makah National Fish Hatchery, 897 Hatchery Road, Neah Bay
Details: This annual event for kids and the community is being hosted by the Makah National Fish Hatchery and Makah Fisheries Management. Fishing gear, face painting and fish art activities for the kids will be provided. For more information contact Makah National Fish Hatchery at 360-645-2521.

June 12 - Natural Resources Classroom to Community
(4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m)
Location: Port Angeles, WA
North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center "Natural Resources Classroom to Community" event celebrates student successes and community partnerships. The event, including student presentation and posters, will be held Tuesday, June 12th at the Landing Mall Conference Room. For more information, contact Dan Lieberman at dlieberman@portangelesschools.org.

June 16 - 4th Annual North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee Citizen Science Fair and Potluck/Bar-B-Q
Locations: Forks High School, Forks
Details: Learn ways to get involved in hands-on projects to protect our coast. Enjoy the food, music, presentations and conversation about our spectacular part of the world. Family friendly! For more information visit the North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee program website.

June 19 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee (MRC) is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. For more information visit the North Pacific Coast MRC program website.

June 23 - Free Oiled Wildlife and Oil Spill Response Training - Oiled Wildlife Search, Collection, & Initial Stabilization
(8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Location: Exposition Hall, Clallam County Fairgrounds, Port Angeles
Details: A "spill area" presents many hazards to responders and onlookers, so Federal and state laws require that anyone entering such an area be specially trained to minimize their risk of exposure to hazardous materials and environments. Oiled Wildlife Search, Collection, & Initial Stabilization training will cover health and safety, bird anatomy and family characteristics, effects of oil and secondary complications, search and collection planning and procedures, and bird handling. For more information go to Clallam County Marine Resources.

June 25-28 - Jr. Oceanographer Explorers (Middle and High School Students)
Location: Port Angeles
Details: Build and operate an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)!! Middle and high school aged students are invited to attend Jr. Oceanographers Explorers, hosted by Feiro Marine Life Center and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. During this 4-day camp you'll learn the science behind ocean exploration and, in teams, build a working ROV that will have to complete a mission in the city pool. For more information call 360-417-6254 or email deborahm@feiromarinelifecenter.org.





JULY 2012

July 6-8 - Chief Taholah Days
Location: Taholah, WA
Details: Chief Taholah Days is an annual commemoration of the 1855 Treaty. It takes place the first week of July. Enjoy a parade, baseball, canoe races, salmon bake, fireworks and more. Read about more things to see and do in Quinault Indian Nation.

July 9-12 - Jr. Oceanographers (Students entering grades K-3)
Location: Port Angeles
Details: Join us at Feiro Marine Life Center and experience what it might be like to be an oceanographer for a week. Feiro Marine Life Center and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary pair up to provide this opportunity for youngsters to work with scientists and learn about life in the ocean. For more information call 360-417-6254 or email deborahm@feiromarinelifecenter.org.

July 16-19 - Jr. Oceanographers (Students entering grades 4-6)
Location: Port Angeles
Details: Join us at Feiro Marine Life Center and experience what it might be like to be an oceanographer for a week. Feiro Marine Life Center and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary pair up to provide this opportunity for youngsters to work with scientists and learn about life in the ocean. For more information call 360-417-6254 or email deborahm@feiromarinelifecenter.org.

July 17 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee (MRC) is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. For more information visit the North Pacific Coast MRC program website.

July 20 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Location: Neah Bay, WA
(10:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Details: Sanctuary advisory councils bring members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the management and protection of the sanctuary. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets regularly and is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, industry, conservation organizations and citizens. For more information contact Council Coordinator Liam Antrim at (360) 460-6622 ext. 20.

July TBD - Canoe Journey to Squaxin Island
Location: Squaxin Island, WA Details: Tribal Journeys of the Pacific Northwest is an annual cultural event of American Indian and First Nations people. Participants honor the ancestral modes of communications, travel and commerce in this family oriented activity focusing on building healthy communities and maintaining cultural traditions. Paddle to Swinomish 2012 will culminate in Squaxin Island, WA.

July TBD - Quileute Days
Location: La Push, WA
Details: Quileute Days is a celebration of the Quileute culture. Visit www.quileutenation.org for more information about the Quileute Tribe and La Push.



AUGUST 2012

August 13-16 - Jr. Oceanographers (Students entering grades K-3)
Location: Port Angeles
Details: Join us at Feiro Marine Life Center and experience what it might be like to be an oceanographer for a week. Feiro Marine Life Center and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary pair up to provide this opportunity for youngsters to work with scientists and learn about life in the ocean. For more information call 360-417-6254 or email deborahm@feiromarinelifecenter.org.

August 21 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee (MRC) is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. For more information visit the North Pacific Coast MRC program website.

August 24-26 - Makah Days
Location: Neah Bay, WA
Details: The 88th Annual Makah Days celebration spans three days with canoe races and bone games, kids races, royalty, salmon bake, traditional dancing, talent show and fireworks. See pictures from previous year's festivities. There is no admission for Makah Days events. However, a $10.00 recreational use permit is required if you are planning other recreational activities, such as hiking, camping, fishing, or visiting Cape Flattery, Shi Shi or other trails and beaches. Join the fun and celebrate Makah heritage!



SEPTEMBER 2012

September 18 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee (MRC) is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. For more information visit the North Pacific Coast MRC program website.

September 21 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Location: Hoquiam, WA
(10:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Details: Sanctuary advisory councils bring members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the management and protection of the sanctuary. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets regularly and is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, industry, conservation organizations and citizens. For more information contact Council Coordinator Liam Antrim at (360) 460-6622 ext. 20.

September 28-29 - Dungeness River Festival
Location: Sequim, WA
(10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Details: The 12th Dungeness River Festival at Railroad Bridge Park will include activities and fun for all ages! Friday is "Kids Day", and both Friday and Saturday will feature nature exhibits and activities, plant and river walks, food and more! For more information go to Dungeness River Audubon Center website http://dungenessrivercenter.org/.

September 29 - Northern Coast Cleanup
Location: Ozette Coast
Details: Olympic National Park, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and CoastSavers are hosting a shoreline cleanup event to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 29. Volunteers are invited to enjoy time on the beach while collecting marine debris that has accumulated along the Ozette Coast. This shoreline cleanup effort will be focused on the Cape Alava to Sand Point area reached via the Olympic National Park Ozette Ranger Station. Space is limited and advance registration is required for this cleanup. Volunteers must register online at the CoastSavers website, www.coastsavers.org. For more information about the cleanup, potential volunteers may call Heather Stephens, the Olympic National Park Volunteer Coordinator, at 360-565-3141 or Rosie Perera 360-565-3142.



OCTOBER 2012

October 12-14 - 11th Annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is the annual celebration of the region's diverse bounty - the seafood, the maritime and cultural traditions and the breathtaking coastal environment. The festival's featured crustacean, the Dungeness Crab, was named after the village of Dungeness (near Port Angeles), Washington. The festival is located at Port Angeles City Pier and Red Lion Hotel overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with Victoria, B.C. just a ferry ride away. Get more information here.

October 16 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee (MRC) is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. For more information visit the North Pacific Coast MRC program website.



NOVEMBER 2012

November 10-12 - Seattle Aquarium Family Science Weekend
Location: Seattle, WA
Location: Seattle, WA Details: Join NOAA educators and scientists, local meteorologists, and Aquarium staff for an opportunity to discover science together through exciting interactive experiments and presentations. Experiments and displays will be set up throughout the Seattle Aquarium for a fabulous, hands-on marine science experience Get more information here.

November 16 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Location: Neah Bay, WA
(10:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Details: Sanctuary advisory councils bring members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the management and protection of the sanctuary. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets regularly and is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, industry, conservation organizations and citizens. For more information contact Council Coordinator Liam Antrim at (360) 460-6622 ext. 20.

November 20 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee (MRC) is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. For more information visit the North Pacific Coast MRC program website.



DECEMBER 2012

December 4 - North Grays Harbor Airports: History and Economic Benefits
(6:30 pm)
Location: GHC District #7 Fire Station Community Hall, 2670 State Route 109, Ocean City, WA
Details: The presentation will provide an overview of the history and economic benefits associated with the airports located near the North Beach (Grays Harbor) community. Paul Wolf, WSDOT state-managed airport manager, will offer an interesting chronicle of the rich aviation history of the several local airports, including Copalis Beach, Ocean Shores Municipal, and Bowerman Field/Hoquiam airports. Paul will also discuss the recent changes published by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to help protect sensitive wildlife located within the refuge area near the Copalis Beach State airport.

Carter Timmerman, WSDOT Aviation planner/GIS specialist, will deliver an overview of the recently released Washington aviation economic impact study. Carter’s presentation will focus on the specific positive impacts that local airports provide to the North Beach community. He will discuss the significant direct economic and fiscal benefits created by the aviation system in the state and that the system is a core element of the state’s transportation infrastructure, which supports local and state economic prosperity. For more information go to http://www.nbcia.org/.

December 18 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee (MRC) is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. For more information visit the North Pacific Coast MRC program website.






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