Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary News and Events
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary News and Events
Welcome to the Olympic Coast National Marine 
Sanctuary web site. Here you'll discover the marine life and extraordinary habitats 
that make up this sanctuary and our continuing efforts to conserve 
these ocean and coastal treasures.
photo of the Kayak Symposium crowd on the beach. The Olympic Peninsula is an exciting place to live, work and play. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and our partners host a variety of meetings and public events.

Find out what's happening by frequently visiting our
Calendar of Events page.


August 4 - Get Into Your Sanctuary Day!
(8:00am – 3:00pm)

Location: Olympic Coast at Neah Bay

Details: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, in collaboration with

Makah Cultural and Research Center, is offering a Free Guided Hike to Ozette Archaeological Site

WHEN Saturday, August 4, 2018 (reservations required) Two morning tours (contact us for details)

WHERE Meet at Olympic National Park Ozette Ranger Station (Take Hoko-Ozette Road off Highway 112)

WHAT The public are invited for a free guided tour of Ozette archeological site with a Makah Museum guide. Each tour will be approximately five hours. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Group size is limited, so please contact: Jacqueline.Laverdure@noaa.gov (360-406-2084).

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Learn about emerging issues, critical events, research and education activities, and other newsworthy developments on our
Sanctuary News page.

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Volunteers clean beaches of about 15 tons of debris during annual cleanup
Peninsula Daily News - Jesse Major
The results are in after 1,330 volunteers cleaned debris from more than 60 Washington beaches during the 10th annual Washington Coast Cleanup.

Jon Schmidt, Washington CoastSavers coordinator, estimated that volunteers hauled away about 15 tons of garbage during the cleanup of beaches on the Pacific Coast from the Columbia River to Cape Flattery and on the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Cape Flattery to Port Townsend.

It's not quite as much as the 20 tons volunteers found last year, but it's still too much, said Schmidt, who lives in Sequim.

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