First, the Park Service at Olympic announced the initiation of work to install a permanent bridge over West Twin Creek on the park's Hoh road. The Hoh road was severely damaged during last November's storms. At West Twin Creek the storms washed away a 65 foot long and 25 foot deep section of the road. The new bridge will not only better ensure public access, but will also provide improved salmon passage up the Hoh river and West Twin creek.
Meanwhile at Mount Rainier, storm recovery partners are feverishly preparing for the upcoming public lands day on September 29th. The day will begin with several service projects including trail repair, revegation and campground cleanup. It will end with a bar-b-que to celebrate and commemorate the past year's work.
At Mount Rainier alone, more than 1,500 people donated more than 56,000 volunteer hours to storm recovery. National Public Lands Day will provide the Park Service, elected officials, and coalition partners the opportunity to thank everyone for their contribution.
To learn more about the Rainier efforts and/or sign up for a service project on National Public Lands Day please visit the following links here and here.
Hope to see everyone the end of the month.