FULL! Helpin’ Out the Elwha River 1/27
December 21st, 2017 by Whitney Neugebauer
Update: 1/19/2018 – This event is FULL! If you already RSVP’d by emailing email@example.com you are on the list! If you aren’t sure, email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll let you know.
Come plant at the mouth of the Elwha River on the newly created beach! Since the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams, enormous amounts of sediment released downstream to build the beach along this important estuary. The sediment gives eelgrass a surface to grow and also provides shelter for juvenile salmon to adjust and grow before entering the open ocean. The natural sediments on the beach are also where forage fish lay their eggs. An entire ecosystem that feeds endangered killer whales thrives in this newly created place! We’ll be planting herbaceous beach plants, spreading seeds and pulling invasive species to help the natural restoration!
Date: January 27th, 2018
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
We will be meeting at the Olympic National Park Headquarters Administration Building in Port Angeles at 9am then travelling to the mouth of the Elwha River.
Address: 600 E. Park Ave, Port Angeles 98362.
Parking: Please meet in the north parking lot, located directly off of Park Ave. The entrance to the lot is marked with a brown park service sign that says “Olympic National Park Administration Building,” but does not list the address. Those who want can carpool in Park vehicles to the planting location. Participants also have the option of driving their own cars to the site.
What to bring: Please come prepared with sturdy boots, warm clothes, water, lunch and any other items that you need for the day. Please bring clothes to stay warm and dry – no cotton! Temperatures at this time of the year will likely be cold and wet. Bring your lunch.
This event is in partnership with Olympic National Park and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.
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