West end community news

Forks students cited by PC
Peninsula College released the names of students from the Forks area who made the President’s List and the honor roll for the 2013 spring quarter.
To qualify for the President’s List, students must be enrolled for at least 12 quarter hours of credit in courses numbered 100 or above, receive no incompletes and earn a college grade-point average for the quarter of not less than 3.90. Honor roll requirements are the same, except for a college grade-point average of not less than 3.60.
Students named to the President’s List include Shania Kilmer, William Rathgeber, Jonathan Vanskike, Melissa Willis and Megan Wonderly.

Students named to the honor roll include Eddy W. Bartley, Sehar Bokhari,   Jose Garcia, Jason Goakey, Katrina  Harmon, David Jones, Esther Palmer,   Shauna Peters, Theodore S. Rasmussen and Penny  Winn.  


Screening van due Sunday
The Lions Club Health Screening Unit will give free health screenings at Forks Outfitters from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 21. The van will test patients for multiple health concerns, including blood pressure, glaucoma, diabetes, sight and hearing. Testing is free, courtesy of the Forks Lions Club in partnership with Forks Community Hospital.

La Clínica Móvil del Club de los Leones se estacionará en Forks Outfitters el domingo 21 de julio 12-5 p.m. para realizar pruebas de la presión arterial, glaucoma, diabetes, vista y audición. El servicio se proporciona libre de costo por el Club de los Leones de Forks en colaboración con Forks Community Hospital.


West End field day set for forest owners
For the first time in more than a decade, the Olympic Peninsula’s Forest Field Day will be held on the West End.
The field day will be held from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the University of Washington Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks.
The field day is designed to prepare landowners to plan and execute management activities that meet their personal objectives, reduce risks and protect their financial investment. Absentee landowners with property on the peninsula are especially encouraged to attend.
Participants can choose from a wide variety of classes and activities taught by specialists in forest health, wildlife habitat, weed control, wildfire protection, timber and non-timber forest products, using global positioning systems, chainsaw safety and maintenance, forestland security and safety, and more. Presenters will be available to answer questions specific to your property situation. Youth activities will be available all day.
The fee for those who register by Friday, Aug. 19, is $20 per person or $30 for a family of two or more. After that date the fee is $30 per person or $40 per family. An optional barbecue lunch will be available for $10 per person. Lunch reservations must be received by Aug. 19.
A brochure with more detailed information, driving directions and the registration form can be found at, or contact your local WSU Extension office.
For more information, contact WSU Extension Forester Andy Perleberg at 509-667-6540 or by e-mail at

WSU Extension, UW Olympic Natural Resources Center, the DNR Forest Stewardship Program and the Family Forest Foundation are the primary sponsors of the field day.


Marine Sanctuary Council meets in Forks
NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS) will host a meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council on Thursday, July 18.  
The agenda includes a status report from the Ocean Acidification Working Group, briefings on Department of Natural Resources aquatic habitat conservation plan and marine spatial planning efforts, the sanctuary’s profile of socioeconomic values of resources, a coastal seabird monitoring using unmanned aircraft systems and a 2013 report outlining the issues and challenges facing the national marine sanctuary system. 
The meeting is open to the public. It will be at the Olympic Natural Resource Center,
1455 S. Forks Ave., from
9:50 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations on managing and protecting the sanctuary. The council is composed of 22 seats representing various local and regional organizations and agencies serving in a volunteer capacity.
For more information, contact Karlyn Langjahr at or visit the Advisory Council website

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