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Jul
15
Sun
NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking Program @ Olympic National Park
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm

 

NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking Program

7-Day Olympic Mountains Wilderness Adventure

Dates: July 15 – 21, 2018
Ages: For students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, or who have just graduated high school

Experience the best that Olympic National Park has to offer on this seven-day excursion. During this program, you will:

  • Spend four days backpacking through the Olympic Mountains, arriving at a new campsite each afternoon.
  • Experience what it’s like to be a field scientist by conducting ecological research.
  • Learn the basics of backcountry travel.
  • Hike about 5 miles a day, carrying everything you need in a backpack weighing 30-40 lbs.
  • Form new friendships.

This backpacking trip is perfect for all experience levels, including those who are new to backpacking and those who already love backpacking but have only have a week to spare this summer! No backpacking experience is necessary and financial aid is available.

Cost: $1,150
Financial aid is available!

Jul
22
Sun
NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking Program @ Olympic National Park
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm

 

NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking Program

13-Day Olympic Mountains Wilderness Expedition

Dates: July 22 – August 3, 2018
Ages: For students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, or who have just graduated high school

Immerse yourself in backpacking, in environmental science, and in the wonder of exploring a national park on this exceptional 13-day experience.

  • Embark on an 8-day backpacking expedition through Olympic National Park.
  • Design and conduct your own science investigation.
  • Discover what it means to be a field scientist.
  • Travel across gorgeous forest and mountain landscapes.
  • Learn, or improve, your backpacking skills.
  • Form new friendships.
  • Hike 5-10 miles each day to a new campsite, carrying everything you need in a large backpack that weighs 40-50 lbs.
  • Strengthen your leadership skills.
  • Present your science investigations to National Park staff, NatureBridge educators, your family, and peers.

Students have used their NatureBridge summer backpacking experience and research for high school capstone projects, college entrance essays, and job resumes. This challenging and fun adventure will likely be one of your most meaningful and rewarding experiences. No backpacking experience is necessary and financial aid is available.

Aug
4
Sat
Free Fishing and Wildlife tours for U.S. Veterans @ Makah Marina, Neah Bay
Aug 4 all-day

Free Fishing and Wildlife tours for U.S. Veterans

Saturday, August 4, 2018 (Reservations Required)

Morning – Fishing Charter or Wildlife Viewing

Afternoon – Wildlife Viewing Charter

Charter Boat Wind Song Makah Marina

R/V Tatoosh Makah Marina

Get in Your Sanctuary Day Hike @ Lake Ozette
Aug 4 all-day

Get in Your Sanctuary Day Hike Lake Ozette

Saturday, August 4, 2018 (limited space, reservations required)
To register or get more details, contact Jacqueline.Laverdure@noaa.gov , 360-406-2084

Aug
13
Mon
Updates on the Long Term Ecosystem Productivity Study @ OLympic Natural Resource Center (ONRC)
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Updates on the Long Term Ecosystem Productivity Study

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Please join us!   Evening Talks at ONRC is funded through the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund, an endowment that honors the contributions of Fred Rosmond and his family to forestry and collegiate education for the Forks community.    Refreshments will be served and a potluck of your favorite dessert is encouraged.

Sep
15
Sat
Washington CoastSavers International Coastal Cleanup @ Washington's Coast
Sep 15 all-day

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Washington CoastSavers International Coastal Cleanup

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is a global cleanup effort organized by the Ocean Conservancy each September. Washington CoastSavers serve as local cleanup coordinators in Washington State. Trash found at ICC events will be counted and included in an annual index of global marine debris to be released in 2017. Last year, nearly 800,000 volunteers collected over 18 million pounds of trash from shorelines around the world. The data gathered at ICC events provides information that can inform policy solutions and identify target areas where preventative solutions will make the biggest difference. ICC events also raise awareness of the pervasive marine debris issue and bring together people and organizations who care about the health of our waterways.

Registration now open

For more information and to register at www.coastsavers.org

Sep
19
Wed
The Bogachiel Garden Club Meetings @ Forks Community Center
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bogachiel Garden Club

The Bogachiel Garden Club Meetings

Every 3rd Wednesday

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Come meet and plan beautiful happenings

September 19, 2018- Summer Successes and Woes

October 17, 2018 – Horticulture Show with Billie Fitch

November 14, 2018 – A taste of herb samples of cooking with herbs

December 19, 2018 – Facinators (hat making) with Tina Adams

January 16, 2019 – Recycle, Repurose and Reused Share time

February 20, 2019- Edible Wild Plants with Jessica Latourelle

March 20, 2019 Minature designs with Pat Grimes

April 17, 2019 – Health and Heather with Karla Lotz (plants for sale)

May 15, 2019 – Native Plants with plants for sale by Lissa Bennett, Quilcene Nursery

June 19, 2019 –  Garden Party Potluck at 631 5th Ave with surprise speaker

 

In addition, the club sponsors the Annual High Tea on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Assembly of God Church. Donations accepted for this event.

 

 

Oct
17
Wed
The Bogachiel Garden Club Meetings @ Forks Community Center
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bogachiel Garden Club

The Bogachiel Garden Club Meetings

Every 3rd Wednesday

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Come meet and plan beautiful happenings

September 19, 2018- Summer Successes and Woes

October 17, 2018 – Horticulture Show with Billie Fitch

November 14, 2018 – A taste of herb samples of cooking with herbs

December 19, 2018 – Facinators (hat making) with Tina Adams

January 16, 2019 – Recycle, Repurose and Reused Share time

February 20, 2019- Edible Wild Plants with Jessica Latourelle

March 20, 2019 Minature designs with Pat Grimes

April 17, 2019 – Health and Heather with Karla Lotz (plants for sale)

May 15, 2019 – Native Plants with plants for sale by Lissa Bennett, Quilcene Nursery

June 19, 2019 –  Garden Party Potluck at 631 5th Ave with surprise speaker

 

In addition, the club sponsors the Annual High Tea on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Assembly of God Church. Donations accepted for this event.

 

 

Nov
21
Wed
The Bogachiel Garden Club Meetings @ Forks Community Center
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bogachiel Garden Club

The Bogachiel Garden Club Meetings

Every 3rd Wednesday

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Come meet and plan beautiful happenings

September 19, 2018- Summer Successes and Woes

October 17, 2018 – Horticulture Show with Billie Fitch

November 14, 2018 – A taste of herb samples of cooking with herbs

December 19, 2018 – Facinators (hat making) with Tina Adams

January 16, 2019 – Recycle, Repurose and Reused Share time

February 20, 2019- Edible Wild Plants with Jessica Latourelle

March 20, 2019 Minature designs with Pat Grimes

April 17, 2019 – Health and Heather with Karla Lotz (plants for sale)

May 15, 2019 – Native Plants with plants for sale by Lissa Bennett, Quilcene Nursery

June 19, 2019 –  Garden Party Potluck at 631 5th Ave with surprise speaker

 

In addition, the club sponsors the Annual High Tea on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Assembly of God Church. Donations accepted for this event.

 

 

Nov
29
Thu
Double Evening Talk Opportunity @ Olympic Natural Resources Center
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm

Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 29th for this double presentation.

“Status of Razor Clams on the Washington Coast” and “Social and Economic Impacts of the Record Setting 2015 Harmful Algal Bloom”

We are fortunate to have Mr. Daniel Ayers, WDFW;  and Dr. Vera Trainer, NOAA’s   Northwest Fisheries Science Center for a double Evening Talk on Thursday, Nov. 29th.   The event will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. and run longer into the evening than the usual single presentation.  

Dan Ayers’ presentation will be on the “Status of Razor Clams on the Washington Coast”.   Dan is the Coastal Shellfish Manager for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.  He is the WDFW Biologist who leads the coastal shellfish unit based in Montesano and Willapa Bay.  He manages Washington’s very popular razor clam fishery and oversees the unit’s work managing the coastal Dungeness crab, pink shrimp and spot prawn fisheries, and the Willapa Bay oyster reserves and research projects in Willapa Bay.    Dan also works closely with other state and federal agencies on harmful algal bloom issues since toxin domoic acid was first found along the Washington coasts in 1991.

Dr. Trainer will speak after Dan Ayers’s presentation on Dr. Stephanie Moore’s work on “Social and Economic Impacts of the Record-Setting 2015 Harmful Algal Bloom”.   Dr. Vera Trainer is the Supervisory Oceanographer for the Marine Biotoxin program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle WA.   Current research activities include refinement of analytical methods for both marine toxin and toxigenic species detection, assessment of environmental conditions that influence toxic bloom development and understanding shellfish susceptibility to toxins in their environment.  She is president of the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA) and is the Science Board chair-elect of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES).  She is also the lead investigator of the Puget Sound Monitoring Program for harmful algal blooms (Sound Toxins) and was one of the founders of the Olympic Region Harmful Algal Bloom (ORHAB) partnership.  Vera received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Miami, with postgraduate studies in the Pharmacology Department at the University of Washington.

 Both individuals are here in Forks at the ONRC for an ORHAB (Olympic Region Harmful Algal Bloom) meeting coordinated by Rich Osborne, Aquatic Program Manager at ONRC and are making their time available for some community outreach and engagement in their important work.  

Please join us!   Evening Talks at ONRC is funded through the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund, an endowment that honors the contributions of Fred Rosmond and his family to forestry, natural resources, and the Forks community.    Refreshments will be served and a potluck of your favorite dessert is encouraged.  For more information contact:  Frank Hanson at 374-4556 or fsh2@uw.edu