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Workshops to discuss boundary revision for Umbrella Bay area

Staff at Olympic National Park will hold two workshops to discuss the proposed minor boundary revision in the Umbrella Bay area of Lake Ozette.

The park is studying a proposal that would allow for added protection of sockeye salmon habitat at Umbrella Creek near Lake Ozette. This proposal would add about 240 acres to Olympic National Park.

The workshops, to run from 5 to 6:30 p.m., are set for:

Friday: Sekiu Community Center, 42 Rice Street, Sekiu

April 1: Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles

The property is owned by the Cascade Land Conservancy, which is interested in transferring these lands to the National Park Service. The Conservancy bought the property in March 2008, with the idea of adding it to Olympic National Park. For more information, call the park at 360-565-3004. Comments about this proposal may be sent by April 16 to: National Park Service - Columbia Cascades Lands Resources Program Center, 168 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104; Attn: Wayne Hill.

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