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My first time as a lighthouse keeper at New Dungeness

January 29, 2021

It was a bucket-list dream come true. My Christmas present was an annual membership to the New Dungeness Light Station Association, and a reservation to spend the last week of 2020 in the lighthouse keeper’s house at New Dungeness Lighthouse …

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Jamestown S'Klallam Casino Totems on the Olympic Peninsula, WA

Totem Poles of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

December 23, 2020

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has been carving totem poles for over 25 years. More than 35 totems grace their tribal campus in Blyn, seven miles east of Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula. They are magnificent works of art providing a …

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winter birding on the Olympic Peninsula

Winter Birding on the Olympic Peninsula

December 23, 2020

Winter is a very busy time for birds and birders in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley on the Olympic Peninsula. Many species gather here during their non-breeding time of year, from thousands of ducks in Dungeness Bay to scads of sparrows visiting …

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Copalis Ghost Forest

December 16, 2020

What was once a forest along the Copalis River less than a mile upstream from the town of Copalis is now a cluster of preserved tree trunks stripped of their branches. They stand as scientific proof of the great Japanese …

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Cross-country skier at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

A Guide to Winter Recreation at Olympic National Park

November 23, 2020

From snow-blanketed mountains to evergreen forests dripping with rain and ocean beaches pounded by winter storm waves, there are many ways to recreate in the winter at Olympic National Park. Although most of areas of the park are open, some …

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Recreate Responsibly

May 22, 2020

Washingtonians Want to Get Outside! We’re all eager to get back outdoors to visit our favorite trails and parks, but we want to do it right, and right now we need to continue to do it locally. Wherever your outdoor …

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Birding on the Olympic Peninsula

May 5, 2020

Written by guest blogger Jenna Ziogas, Education Coordinator of the Dungeness River Audubon Center   The Perfect Time for Birding on the Olympic Peninsula There is a whole amazing world of wildlife out there, it’s happening right now, it’s happening …

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Explore 10 Rural Museums on the Olympic Peninsula

February 26, 2020

So often when you think of a museum it’s located in an urban area, which might be large and daunting. But here on the Olympic Peninsula you can leave the big city behind and explore our collection of fascinating rural …

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Here Comes the Sun: Celebrate in Sequim, WA

January 25, 2020

Winter will soon be over, and the beginning of March is the perfect time to shake off those winter blues and celebrate the sun at the Sequim Sunshine Festival. In a typically wet western Washington, Sequim, has an annual rainfall …

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Relax on the Olympic Peninsula

Four Ways to Relax & Recharge on the Olympic Peninsula

November 4, 2019

It’s a fact: time spent outdoors in nature benefits body, mind and soul.  Exposure to green spaces and the natural environment has shown a reduction in stress levels, increased social connectedness, and an overall improved well-being. Feel like you or …

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