Seabird survey team training set . . . this and other Forks-area news briefs

Seabird survey team training set

FORKS — A volunteer training session for beachwalkers and birders interested in assisting with the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, or COASST, will be held this coming Saturday (Aug.10).

The training will be held at the state Department of Natural Resources Olympic Region office, 411 Tillicum Lane, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Program volunteers collect data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline pattern of bird mortality on North Pacific beaches.

COASST is a citizen science project of the University of Washington in partnership with state, tribal and federal agencies; environmental organization; and community groups.

RSVPs are requested. To RSVP and for more information, phone 206-221-6893 or email [email protected]

Seeking furniture

FORKS — The Forks Library is undergoing a major renovation.

The interior design calls for 10 pieces of custom furniture, including tables, bookcases and a bench, and the library is commissioning local craftspeople to make these pieces.

Quotations must be received by Friday, Aug. 23.

Furniture must be delivered by Oct. 1.

The library will consider artisans’ design, materials, portfolio, experience and price when choosing the successful bidder.

The low bidder will not necessarily be automatically selected, and the North Olympic Library

System reserves the right to reject all bids.

Interested parties can find the specifications for the furniture on the NOLS website at, 
or copies can be picked 
up at the library’s temporary location in the West End

Business and Technology Center at 71 N. Spartan Ave.

Questions can be directed to West End Library Supervisor Theresa Tetreau at 360-374-6402, ext. 7793, or [email protected]

Road closure

FORKS — Forest Service Road 2900, located east of Forks on the Pacific Ranger District, will be closed for about three weeks beginning Aug. 12.

Crews will install a new pipe culvert at Milepost 9.2, Olympic National Forest said.

The new culvert is larger than the existing one and will meet current flow standards while also improving road safety, the Forest Service said.

Call for musicians

FORKS — Musicians are sought to perform for free at the Roundhouse at 110 Industrial Park, 100 LaPush Road, during a Stephenie Meyer Days concert Friday, Sept. 13.

The event will run from noon to midnight.

Solo musicians and bands will perform two-hour sets.

For more information, email Rachel House at [email protected] or phone 360-461-4112.

‘Rock the Roundhouse’ to benefit Sarge’s Place

FORKS — Local bands and groups from as far away as Sacramento, Calif., will be converging on The Roundhouse at 110 La Push Road in Forks on Saturday, Aug. 24, for the “Rock the Roundhouse” benefit concert to support the mission of Sarge’s Place, a transitional housing facility for veterans.

Musical groups include the local alternative band The No Nonsense Buffer from Forks; indie band Estafets out of Sequim; Seattle electronica band Audio Numeric and punk band Twitch Angry from Sacramento.

Anti-Nonsense Networking is bringing this fundraiser to the Forks community.

Tickets can be purchased online at Advance tickets for the all-ages benefit concert are $20 and can be purchased at Chinook Pharmacy at 11 S. Forks Ave. in Forks, or they will be $25 at the door.

The concert runs from 6 p.m.-midnight.

Sarge’s Place is a transitional housing project providing therapeutic care, social service referrals and connections to health care for honorably discharged veterans on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more information, contact Cheri Tinker at Sarge’s Place, 374-5252.

Surf camp this weekend

The Surfing and Traditions youth surf camp will be this coming Saturday, Aug. 10, at La Push.

The camp is for youth ages 10-18 years old. It runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Surfing and Traditions Youth Surf Camp is sponsored by Quileute Housing Authority Youth Programs, Surf Riders Foundation, USCG STA Quillayute River, NOAA and Quileute Tribal Council.

This camp is usually in July, but due to the Paddle to Quinault Canoe Journey, it was scheduled for August.

For more information, contact Karen Beyer at [email protected]

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