FS Road 22 To Temporarily Close For Repairs July 1

Olympic National Forest Road 22 (Donkey Creek Road) will be closed for repairs between Highway 101 (milepost 0) and mile post 8 on July 1. The Pacific Ranger District will be performing road pavement repairs beginning Friday, June 27, with a full road closure planned for July 1. The Forest expects the repairs to be completed and normal traffic restored by July 2. Users may bypass the work by using Forest Road 2220 (Newbury Creek Road) during the closure period. We appreciate your patience while we address needed repairs. For more information, please contact the Pacific Ranger District office in Quinault, WA located at 353 South Shore Road or call 360-288-0203.

Explore Herbal Medicines of Summer: Rose, Red Clover and Yarrow

Herbal educator Corinne Boyer will be at the Shelton Timberland Library at 10 a.m., July 12. Local herbalist and educator Corinne Boyer returns to the Shelton Timberland Library to teach a summertime herbal workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 12. Boyer will focus on the Rose, Red Clover and Yarrow, and their specific medicinal uses.

The three flowers are easy to identify, grow and gather. The audience will learn how to harvest, prepare and use these simple yet ancient medicines. Ms. Boyer will bring samples of plants and homemade extractions to show as well as educational literature to share.


Mason County Community Updates

Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB) is putting on a summer gardening workshop series.  The classes are free to Kitchen Garden Project participants and only $5 for the general public to attend!  Topics in Shelton include: Gardening 101, Pests Hate Onions, and Kale in the Kitchen.  Additional class topics are offered in Olympia and Lacey.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

The City of Shelton is looking for participants to be on their Human Services Committee to address issues of poverty in Shelton.  Letters of interest are due June 27.  Please see the attached news release for more information.  

On July 11, 2014, the Washington State University Kitsap County Extension and Department of Animal Sciences are offering day-long courses in sustainable pork and poultry production.  The courses, called Pork 100 and Poultry 100 respectively, will take place at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, in Bremerton, and each includes 8 hours of in-depth training.  There are also offering a Youth Livestock Quality Assurance course on the same day.  Please see thenews release below and attached flyer for more information.


Work At Lake Crescent: Traffic Delays

Work Scheduled for East Beach Road and Hwy 101 at Lake Crescent: Traffic Delays Anticipated Starting June 30. Federal Highways will begin work to drill road core samples on East Beach Road, Highway 101 at Lake Crescent, and in the Sol Duc trailhead parking lot on Monday, June 30.
Motorists may encounter delays of up to 15 minutes on East Beach Road along the north shore of Lake Crescent beginning June 30 and on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent as early as July 7. Sections of the Sol Duc trailhead parking lot will be closed beginning June 30. Work is schedule to continue through mid-July, weather permitting.