NEWS BRIEFS: Volunteer training set for refuge … and other items

SEQUIM — The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge will hold its annual new volunteer training from 8 p.m. to noon Friday in the Sequim Prairie Grange Hall.

The refuge will also hold its annual refresher for current volunteers from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the grange, located at 290 MacLeay Road.

A lunch for new volunteers will be from noon to 1 p.m.

Primary duties for volunteers include greeting visitors and providing information about the refuge’s trails and wildlife.

Additional opportunities include wildlife surveys, invasive species mitigation, habitat restoration, maintenance, beach cleanup and administration.

Attendance is limited, so event planners advise those interested to reserve a spot in advance.

To make a reservation, phone the refuge office at 360-457-8451 or email

PA shelter meeting set for next week

PORT ANGELES — The Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County will consider goals and strategies for its next 10-year plan at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19.

The group will meet in Room 160 of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

Sign-in begins at 9:45 a.m., and the meeting will adjourn at 11:30 a.m.

Also covered at the meeting will be planning for the Wednesday, June 21, annual forum on homelessness in Clallam County.

For more information, contact network coordinator Martha Ireland at 360-452-7224, ext. 307, or

Speaker event

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to Peninsula College’s Studium Generale free speaker event at 12:35 p.m. Thursday.

Jennifer Santry will provide an overview of the college’s service learning program in the Little Theater, located at 1503 Lauridsen Blvd.

Santry is a faculty member who has coordinated service learning through her continued efforts to create connections and opportunities that address social and environmental concerns in the community.

In addition, she designed and implemented the sustainable agriculture certificate program at Peninsula College.

For more information, contact Santry at

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