2023 Elections Information

Voting season is here! Here are some important dates: April 3rd – nominations at the Tribal Center 7pm. You must have voter registration form and address update information to Moe Raub in enrollment in order to get a mailout ballot for May 6th polling day. April 5th – Acceptance of Nominations due by 5pm  May 6th – General polling day 9am – 5pm May 27th – Chairperson polling day 9am – 5pm You should have received your first election packet by now. If you haven’t received anything, please check with Moe Raub in enrollment to make sure your information is …READ MORE

Building a Strong Community through Self-Care and Awareness

“Building a Strong Community through Self-care and Awareness” Open for public Join us for a day of Free Training In-person and Virtual   Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM Elwha Klallam Heritage Training Center 401 E. 1st Street, Port Angeles, WA  98362 Lunch will be provided!   Topics: Dynamics of Domestic violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Self-care and Safety Planning Presenter: Cherly Neskani Coan, BS, WomenSpirit Coalition Program Director: She is a Native American, has worked in the social services field for decades providing advocacy, management, national technical assistance, and an activist.  Contact: Beatriz Arakawa, Lower Elwha Family …READ MORE

Student Volunteers Collect Water Temperature Data

Long-term Elwha River Temperature Monitoring Depends on Enduring Partnerships Text and photos by: Chelsea Behymer & Sarah Morley On a soggy Saturday morning in January, a group of Environmental Science and Civil Engineering undergraduate students from Seattle University are greeted by NOAA research ecologist Sarah Morley at the Olympic National Park boundary gate adjacent to the Elwha River. The parking lot where they are gathered is the furthest point that can be driven upriver since the Olympic Hot Springs access road began flooding in 2015 and eventually gave way to the river’s reclamation of its historic channels. From there, the …READ MORE

From the Field: A Day with the Wildlife Team

Text & photos by: Chelsea Behymer, Science Outreach Coordinator Wildlife camera images courtesy of: LEKT, NPS, USGS The novel and the rare are precious, invigorating things. During our lunch break, we savor the sunshine that envelops an emergent meadow on the floodplain of the Elwha River even more than our food on a crisp, clear Winter day. I’ve just helped Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (LEKT) Natural Resources Department wildlife biologist Sara Cendejas-Zarelli install camera traps on a well-established American Beaver dam that her team had first observed the previous Summer. She had brought the extra cameras along as a potential …READ MORE

Help Name the Casino’s New Restaurant

The Elwha River Casino invites Lower Elwha Tribal Members and the LEKT community to vote on the naming of the new restaurant that is included in the current expansion project. Click on the link below, voting will end on 2/27/23 at 4:30pm. Thank you for participating!

Love Yourself Wellness Event 2/14

Come visit us on Sweetheart Day, Tuesday February 2/14, 2023 in the Lower Elwha Gym between 3pm-6pm For those that are interested in getting a COVID or Flu vaccine you can reserve an appointment time by scanning the below QR codes. Walk up appointments are always welcome. The Vaccine Support Program is still running and $200 is available for every adult booster (and $100 gift card for youth) qualifying folks receive. To learn more visit the COVID Vaccine Support Program page. QR Code for COVID vaccine appointments QR Code for Flu vaccine appointments

Natural Resources Planting Events!

If you have any questions or concerns about gear or transportation, please email Science Outreach Coordinator, Chelsea or come and say hello at the upcoming community Love Yourself Wellness Event on the 14th. Volunteer Opportunities — Clallam Conservation District ( Get outside and get active, for nature’s sake Please join Natural Resources of LEKT for planting events to help install native trees and shrubs on the Elwha River and beach plants on Ediz Hook. Please bring shovel, gloves, sturdy footwear, warm clothing, snack, and water for all events. RSVP at Indian Creek: Wednesday, February 15th 10am-1pm Meet on …READ MORE