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 12 - Get Into Your Sanctuary Day!
(9:00am - 2:00pm)
Location: Olympic Coast at Kalaloch area beaches and Kalaloch Lodge
Details: Come celebrate Get Into Your Sanctuary Day with Olympic Coast! Start the day with Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary experts on a guided beach walk and tidepool exploration. Participants should meet at top of Beach 4 trailhead at 9:00am. Be sure to wear appropriate shoes and clothing. Starting at noon, join us at Kalaloch Lodge for a beach barbecue, games and fun! There will be a costume contest and beach parade - Pets welcome!! Dress like your favorite sea creature. Be sure to bring a leash for your pets and a camera to capture the fun! There will also be beach sand art with Olympic Peninsula artist Sarah Tucker. This will be a group activity so bring your creativity! At 2:00pm there will be a group Get Into Your Sanctuary Day plunge for those not afraid to get their feet (or head) wet! These events are open to the public. Kalaloch Lodge will charge a fee for the barbecue lunch, all other activities are free. For more information contact Jacqueline.Laverdure@noaa.gov or 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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