Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary News and Events
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary News and Events

Calendar of Events for 2017

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


JANUARY

January 10 -  Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. For more information visit the North Pacific Coast MRC program websiteimages/exit_low.jpg.


January 17 -  North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: 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 North Pacific Coast MRC program websiteimages/exit_low.jpg.


January 20 -  Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(10:00 am - 3:30 pm)
Location: Port Angeles WA, Clallam County Courthouse, room #160
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 Karlyn Langjahr at (360) 406-2092.



FEBRUARY

February 10 - Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council Meeting
(3:30pm – 5:30pm)
Location: Port of Grays Harbor, Commission Chambers Room, 111 S. Wooding Street, Aberdeen, WA
Details: In May 2013, Governor Inslee signed a bill into law that established the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council in the Office of the Governor. Ecology is assigned the primary staff support for the council. This new council will replace the former Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council established by Ecology in 2011. For more information, go to  WA Department of Ecology's website on Washington's Ocean Resources.

February 16 -  North Pacific Coast MRC program website
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: 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  North Pacific Coast MRC program website images/exit_low.jpg.

February 9 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. For more information visit the  North Pacific Coast MRC program website images/exit_low.jpg.

February 26-28 - 9th Annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival
Location: 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!




MARCH

March 3-4 - Beachcombers Fun Fair
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
Details: This 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 on Beachcombers Fun Fair and other Ocean Shores events.

March 14 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. For more information visit the Coastal MRC program website.

March 17-19 - 11th Annual Razor Clam Festival and Seafood Extravaganza
Location: North Beach
Details: Top chefs from area restaurants bring their best clam chowder and entrees for a chance at "The Best of the North Beach". Enjoy vendors and food booths, music and much more. Get more information at http://www.oceanshores.org/clams/ images/exit_low.jpg

March 17 -  Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(10:00 am - 3:30 pm)
Location: La Push, WA
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 Councilmeets 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 Karlyn Langjahr at (360) 460-6622 ext. 31.

March 21 -  North Pacific Coast MRC program website
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: 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  North Pacific Coast MRC program website images/exit_low.jpg.

March 30 - Solving the Mysteries of the Deep: Recent Shipwreck Discoveries
Dr. James Delgado, Director of NOAA's Maritime Heritage Program for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
(6:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
Location: Landing Mall Conference Room located on 2nd Floor
115 East Railroad Ave, Port Angeles
Details: Join maritime archaeologist, explorer and author Dr. James Delgado as he takes you on a journey of undersea exploration, sharing the stories of lost ships and their crews, and the technology that has allowed the discovery and documentation of these wrecks from waters hundreds to thousands of feet deep.
Dr. James P. Delgado has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world. His undersea explorations include RMS Titanic, the discoveries of Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic's survivors, and the notorious "ghost ship" Mary Celeste, among numerous others.
This is an exciting opportunity to learn from one of our nation's leading ocean explorers and the haunting tales from the deep.
For more information contact : 360-406-2084




APRIL

April 1 - Solving the Mysteries of the Deep: Recent Shipwreck Discoveries by NOAA
(2:00 pm)
Location: Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.
1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402.Room 406
Details: Join maritime archaeologist, explorer and author Dr. James Delgado as he takes you on a journey of undersea exploration, sharing the stories of lost ships and their crews, and the technology that has allowed the discovery and documentation of these wrecks from waters hundreds to thousands of feet deep.
Dr. James P. Delgado has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world. His undersea explorations include RMS Titanic, the discoveries of Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic's survivors, and the notorious "ghost ship" Mary Celeste, among numerous others.
This is an exciting opportunity to learn from one of our nation's leading ocean explorers and the haunting tales from the deep.

April 11 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. For more information visit the Coastal MRC program website.

April 18 -  North Pacific Coast MRC program website
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: 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  North Pacific Coast MRC program website

April 22 - National Junior Ranger Day
(10:00am-2:00pm)
Location: Olympic National Park Visitors Center
Details: An all-day family event at Olympic National Park Visitor Center featuring guided walks, games, activities and more.

April 25 - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you love the ocean, meeting new people, and learning new things come join the fun! Be an ocean champion and volunteer at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. The six-session training begins April 25th. For more information or to register, email Karlyn Langjahr or call (360) 406-2092.

April TBD - Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council Meeting
(3:30)
Location: Port of Grays Harbor, Commission Chambers Room, 111 S. Wooding Street, Aberdeen, WA
Details: In May 2013, Governor Inslee signed a bill into law that established the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council in the Office of the Governor. Ecology is assigned the primary staff support for the council. This new council will replace the former Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council established by Ecology in 2011. For more information go to  WA Department of Ecology's website on Washington's Ocean Resourcesimages/exit_low.jpg.

April 29 - River & Ocean Film Festival
Location: Forks High School, Forks, WA
(4:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
Details: The River & Ocean Festival in Forks is sponsored by the North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee. This is an open-to-the public event to showcase films as well as educational booths and displays about coast resources and projects. For more information check out the River & Ocean Film Festival web site images/exit_low.jpg.

April 29 - Ocean and River Resources Fair
Locations: Forks, WA
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 Discover Forks website images/exit_low.jpg.

April 29 - Washington Coast Cleanup
Location: Washington Coast
Details: You are invited to join us Saturday, April 29, 2016 for the annual Washington Coast Cleanup Day. Volunteers are encouraged to register online with www.coastsavers.org We will collect and remove debris from Washington's Olympic Peninsula Pacific Ocean beaches. This cleanup 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. For more information or to register, email Rebecca Lewis or call 360-406-2094.




MAY

May 2 - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you love the ocean, meeting new people, and learning new things come join the fun! Be an ocean champion and volunteer at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. The six-session training begins April 25th. For more information or to register, email Karlyn Langjahr or call (360) 406-2092.

May 5-7 - 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 images/exit_low.jpg.


May 9 - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you love the ocean, meeting new people, and learning new things come join the fun! Be an ocean champion and volunteer at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. The six-session training begins April 25th. For more information or to register, email Karlyn Langjahr or call (360) 406-2092
May 9 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. For more information visit the Coastal MRC program website.

May 16 - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you love the ocean, meeting new people, and learning new things come join the fun! Be an ocean champion and volunteer at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. The six-session training begins April 25th. For more information or to register, email  Karlyn Langjahr or call (360) 406-2092.

May 16 -  North Pacific Coast MRC program website
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: 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  North Pacific Coast MRC program website images/exit_low.jpg.

May 19 -  Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(10:00 am – 3:30 pm)
Location: Neah Bay, WA
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 Councilmeets 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 Karlyn Langjahr or call (360) 406-2092.

May 20 – First annual Olympic Coast MATE underwater robotic competition
(10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Location: Forks, WA

Details: For more information contact Nicole.harris@noaa.gov or call (360) 406-2092

May TBD - Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council Meeting
(3:30)
Location: Port of Grays Harbor, Commission Chambers Room, 111 S. Wooding Street, Aberdeen, WA
Details: In May 2013, Governor Inslee signed a bill into law that established the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council in the Office of the Governor. Ecology is assigned the primary staff support for the council. This new council will replace the former Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council established by Ecology in 2011. For more information go to WA Department of Ecology's website on Washington's Ocean Resourcesimages/exit_low.jpg.





JUNE

June 5 - New Giants of the Salish Sea: Latest research on the return of humpback and gray whales to our region Presentation by John Calambokidis, Senior Research Biologist at Cascadia Research Collective
(6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Location: Peninsula College, Keegan Hall (Science and Technology)
Building M, Room #125 Port Angeles, WA
Details: Giants of the Salish Sea presented by John Calambokidis will review the latest research on the return of humpback and gray whales to our region. Seating starts at 6:00pm, but come early to meet "Big Mama" a life-sized walk-inside model of the famous humpback whale from 5:00pm - 6:00pm at the college gymnasium. Sponsored by Peninsula College, Cascadia Research Collective, NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, The Whale Trail, and Feiro Marine Life Center. This is a free presentation and open to the public.
For more information contact Barbara Blackie or 360-417-6253

June 8 – World Oceans Day

June 10 - National Get Outdoors Day

June 13 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. For more information visit the Coastal MRC program website.

June 17-20 - Jr. Oceanographers Youth Camp (Ages 10-12)
(10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Location: Port Angeles
Details: 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 go to the  Feiro web page images/exit_low.jpg or call Feiro Marine Life Center at (360) 417-6254. Scholarships are available for families in need.

June 20 -  North Pacific Coast MRC program website
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: 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  North Pacific Coast MRC program website images/exit_low.jpg.

June 26-29 - Jr. Oceanographers Youth Camp (Ages 5-6)
(10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Location: Port Angeles
Details: 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 go to the  Feiro web page images/exit_low.jpg or call Feiro Marine Life Center at (360) 417-6254. Scholarships are available for families in need.






JULY

July TBD - 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 10-13 - Jr. Oceanographers Youth Camp (Ages 7-9)
(10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Location: Port Angeles
Details: 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 go to the  Feiro web page images/exit_low.jpg or call Feiro Marine Life Center at (360) 417-6254. Scholarships are available for families in need.

July 11 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. For more information visit the Coastal MRC program website.

July 14 - Quileute Days
Location: La Push, WA
Details: Quileute Days is a celebration of the Quileute culture. Visit www.quileutenation.org  images/exit_low.jpg for more information about the Quileute Tribe and La Push.

July 18 -  North Pacific Coast MRC program website
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: 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  North Pacific Coast MRC program website images/exit_low.jpg .

July 21 -  Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(10:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
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 Councilmeets 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 Karlyn Langjahr  or call (360) 406-2092.

July 24-27 - Marine Tech Camp (Ages 13-15)
(9:30 am - 2:00 pm)
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 an underwater mission. For more information go to the  Feiro web page images/exit_low.jpg or call Feiro Marine Life Center at (360) 417-6254. Scholarships are available for families in need.

July TBD - Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council Meeting
Time: TBD
Location: Port of Grays Harbor, Commission Chambers Room, 111 S. Wooding Street, Aberdeen, WA
Details: In May 2013, Governor Inslee signed a bill into law that established the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council in the Office of the Governor. Ecology is assigned the primary staff support for the council. This new council will replace the former Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council established by Ecology in 2011. For more information go to  WA Department of Ecology's website on Washington's Ocean Resourcesimages/exit_low.jpg.





AUGUST

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.





SEPTEMBER

September 12 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. For more information visit the Coastal MRC program website.


September 16 - International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by CoastSavers
Location: shorelines of the outer coast and Strait of Juan de Fuca
Details: Volunteers are encouraged to register online withwww.coastsavers.org. for this international effort to remove debris from coastlines and reduce habitat, wildlife and aesthetic impacts of marine debris. In 2013, 650,000 volunteers from around the world joined this effort. 2013 was also the first year CoastSavers joined this fall cleanup to coordinate volunteers in Washington State. Come enjoy a day or the weekend on the Olympic Peninsula; pick a favorite beach; spend a few hours volunteering at the cleanup and the remainder of your visit on your favorite recreational activiites. For more information visit  www.coastsavers.orgimages/exit_low.jpg.

September 19 -  North Pacific Coast MRC program website
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: 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  North Pacific Coast MRC program website images/exit_low.jpg.

September 22 -  Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(10:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Location: Seattle, WA
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 Councilmeets 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 the Council Coordinator at (360) 406-2092.

September 22-23 - Dungeness River Festival
Location: Sequim, WA
(10:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Details: The 14th 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/  images/exit_low.jpg.





OCTOBER

October 6-8 - 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.

October 10 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. For more information visit the Coastal MRC program website.

October 17 -  North Pacific Coast MRC program website
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA Details: 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  North Pacific Coast MRC program website images/exit_low.jpg .





NOVEMBER

November 14 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. For more information visit the Coastal MRC program website.

November 21 -  North Pacific Coast MRC program website
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: 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  North Pacific Coast MRC program website images/exit_low.jpg .

November TBD - Seattle Aquarium Family Science Weekend
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.





DECEMBER

December 8 -  Joint Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council and Intergovernmental Policy Council Meeting
(10:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Location: TBD, Southern End
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 the Council Coordinator at (360) 406-2092.

December 12 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. For more information visit the Coastal MRC program website.

December 19 -  North Pacific Coast MRC program website
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: 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  North Pacific Coast MRC program website  images/exit_low.jpg.





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