What a great place to live!

Dear Editor,

Here on the Olympic Peninsula, there are so many things to see, do, and ways to be. I am amazed and admire much. Just this last week, I attended the Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition (PCSC) Dinner and program.

It was so informative and encouraging. It featured Forks School’s “Salmon Camp” summer school along with an alphabet soup of others; NPCLE, ONRC, NPC MRC, WDFW, PEI, 10,000 Year Institute, WSC, beadtree, and more. The networking at the dinner spawned many ideas and opportunities.

This evening is just one of many things I like about living here on the West End. There are so many diverse communities sharing our area of the Olympic Peninsula with so many good outcomes. Working together as many do, many good things get done. Dave Hahn’s place is being featured in a documentary movie.

The NPC MRC is preparing for the Oct. 6, Film Festival at the Rainforest Art Center. Clallam County Poet Laureate will host an Open Mic at the RAC on March 19. I can go on and on (as many of you who know me, know I can do).

Shifting focus to another aspect of why it is so great to live here are the many kinds of folks (new and old) and our LOCAL businesses. When we need to get things or get things done, I know I can trust the folks with whom I may deal with at Jerry’s Saw Shop, Outfitters, Chinook, Forks Forum, Westend Motor, Cain Boat Repair, B&P Auto (check out the photo-brothers covering the family business while Craig (36 years our mechanic) is getting a well-deserved vacation).

I still miss Bob Gooding. So many good things to mention and will not even mention but a few of the many, many volunteers from the Lions and other clubs and groups who all do much. Check out litter pickup volunteer, Lisa Burnett, with a 2-day collection in photo. She picked up litter along the roadway near her home in Clallam Bay.

More Cleanups are being scheduled on Earth Day weekend-April 20, including Clallam Bay Sekiu Cleanup sponsored by Lions and Visitor Center. There is much more. Please write in with some of your observations of the GOOD THINGS going on in our communities.

The Forks Forum is a wonderful way of learning about our community and sharing information. Just a week or two ago, I saw two of my old Forks High School students in the centerfold of the Forum, Marnie Whitehead and Tony Romeo both doing big things near and far that represent our community as a place of people with vision, diligence, and action.

Roy Morris, Sekiu

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