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8th Annual Elwha Nearshore Consortium Meetings
February 26, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workshop 27 February 2013 Peninsula College. Technical presentations/discussions during the morning, management discussions during the afternoon, and an evening presentation by Dr. Andrea Ogston, Oceanography professor at the University of Washington presents highlights of the recent nearshore restoration response to dam removals-a long overdue event! Contact Anne for details.
4December 2012 Elwha nearshore. Photo by Tom Roorda.
Paleo-tsunamis, Birds, and Fish: Nearshore Salt Creek.
26-27 October 2012. An evening forum at the Joyce Grange (50870 Hwy 112, Port Angeles) and Saturday morning field trip at Salt Creek County Park (western beach access -along Salt Creek-parking lot). There is a great synopsis of Sarah Sterlings paleo-tsunami presentation on NPR’s morning edition by Tom Banse see: http://www2.kuow.org/northwestnews.php?storyID=163506486
In the spring of 2012, a team from Portland State and Simon Fraser Universities collected geologic core samples from Salt Creek Marsh to determine the presence and extent of tsunami inundation and seismic subsidence at this location along the coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This work was part of a larger study designed to understand the mechanisms and impacts of paleo-tsunamis along the northern Washington Coast. This region of the Olympic Peninsula is also one of the most productive areas for birds and fish. In this series of presentations we celebrate this valuable corner of Washington state.
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