09-18-2021 (tentative date, Ian Miller) — Field Trip: Post-dam removal, sedimentation and salmon recovery of the Elwha River

One-day field trip (car caravan) to see the Elwha River’s response to removal of its two dam 7 years ago (2014).  We’ll see one of the dissected lake basins, sedimentation alone the river’s mid-reach and the build out of the river’s delta.  We’ll try and recruit a salmon recovery expert to talk about the main reason to have done the dam removal.  Ian Miller, our primary guide, is with the SeaGrant program of the University of Washington, but resides in Port Angeles close to the action. Car caravan leaving from Port Angeles, BYO lunch, gone most of the day.  More details to follow, registration will open sometime next summer.

North Beach Erosion Feb. 2021

Hi everyone – I/Leslie Roubal/the webmaster/ went to visit my local North Beach after the stormy January and find that there is LOADS more sand on the beach and fresh erosion of the cliffs, which probably accounts for more sand. Very good walking on the nice sand and special photos of erosion. See also the good FIELD TRIP we took a couple of years ago explaining the layers seen on North Beach.

Geology of bluff along North Beach, Fort Worden