New film an homage to Olympic National Park
Filmmaker Eliza Goode will present her recent film, “The Smell of Cedars Steeped in Rain,” Tuesday as part of the Perspectives program series at Olympic National Park.
Goode recently earned her Masters of Fine Arts from Montana State University, specializing in science and natural history filmmaking. The film “is a wordless love letter to Olympic National Park and to finding renewal in nature,” Goode said in a news release.
The film’s soundtrack was performed by Bellingham-based indie folk-stomp band Rabbit Wilde. The group will perform as part of the film presentation, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session and more music.
The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Peninsula College Little Theater. The free program is sponsored by the park and the Friends of Olympic National Park.
Future Perspectives programs will be offered at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center on the second Tuesday of March and April.
Researchers share forage fish info
State scientists Dayv Lowry and Phil Dionne will talk about forage fish at the next Discovery Speakers presentation Thursday. The series is presented by the South Sound Estuary Association.
The two researchers from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife will talk about the recent studies they have been doing, and will share underwater videos taken by remotely operated vehicles in Puget Sound. They have been focusing on surf smelt and Pacific sand lance, important food sources for marine mammals, birds and fish.
You can learn more about their research at wdfw.wa.gov/conservation.
The talk will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the LOTT WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
New company to operate Sol Duc resort
Olympic Peninsula Hospitality has been awarded a 10-year contract to run Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort in Olympic National Park. The company will operate overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, hot mineral springs and swimming pools, campgrounds and other services at the resort. The company also will operate the Sol Duc Campground and the group campsite.
Olympic Peninsula Hospitality is owned by Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services. Aramark has managed the resort since 2005, and also manages Lake Crescent Lodge, Log Cabin Resort, Fairholme Store and Hurricane Ridge Gifts & Snack Bar in the park, and Lake Quinault Lodge in Olympic National Forest.
Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, email@example.com