Schedule of Events June and July
Schedule of Events
Note: It is our understanding that a Discovery Pass is required to park at Fort Worden State Park just as it is at all other state parks.
Kul Kah Han Native Plant Demonstration Garden - Grand opening June 28, 5 - 7 pm
“Our passion is to inspire and guide our regional community toward the appreciation, cultivation and use of plants native to the Pacific Northwest.”
The community is invited to celebrate the beauty of native plants at HJ Carroll Park. There will be a short tour of the garden, a native plant sale representing several nurseries, live music, local food carts and a raffle with lots of prizes. You will see the new kiosk with a map of the garden and educational posters displayed and the new rain garden.
Three Crabs Plant Inventory: Wednesday, July 10. We have been asked by the North Olympic Salmon Coalition to help with a plant inventory at their newly acquired site near the former Three Crabs restaurant in Sequim. Contact Fred Weinmann if you are interested in participating. Limited space. Fred Weinmann at 360-379-0986 or fweinmann@cablespeed..com
Puget Sound Native Tree Garden: July 13 beginning at noon. Allen Philips has invited us to visit his native plant garden on Bainbridge Island. He started the garden in 1973 so it has come a long way by now. Feel free to contact Allen if you wish to visit the garden. July 13 is also the day of the Bainbridge Garden tour. For further information:
Mount Townsend Trail; Wednesday, July 24. Meet at Fat Smitty’s for car pooling before 8:30 am or at the Quilcene Forest Service Ranger Station before 9 am. We will hike up Mt. Townsend from the south on the Mt. Townsend trail number 839 starting the hike at the end of Forest Service Road 190, elevation 3250 ft. and end at the summit of Mt. Townsend at elevation 6200 ft. In between we will look at plants and flowers including (hopefully) rare plants and Olympic Peninsula endemic species. In case of schedule changes due to road closures, fatigue or injury please sign up in advance. Contact Ann Weinmann at 360-379-0986 email@example.com or Sharon Schlentner at 360-379-9810 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Native Plant Study Weekend, June 28-30, 2013. We will return to the Cispus Learning Center near Randle, Washington between Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier. This is the site of the first Native Plant Society Study Weekend over 30 years ago. The event will be sponsored by the South Sound Chapter in cooperation with the state office. There will be a presentation on the wild flowers of Mt. Adams and the botanical recovery of Mt. St. Helens as well as a variety of field trips. Check out the current issue of Douglasia or wnps.org for details.
Planning for the summer : Colonel Bob Wilderness. A car camping trip is tentatively planned to explore the Colonel Bob Wilderness area this summer. The plan is to camp at Falls Creek campground on Lake Quinault for a few days and hike the Upper Pete’s Creek trail from the east and the Colonel Bob trail from the west. The campground is very popular in July and August so a midweek start would give us our best chance to secure first-come-first-served campsites as well as use of the covered kitchen area. Two cars & tents are permitted at each campsite. An alternative plan would be to wait until September. Please contact me with your preferences if you are interested. Wendy McClure (360)779-3820 email@example.com.