Field Arts & Events Hall: Creations by the Klallam People

Upcoming Events: Saturday, September 16 1-4pm Tribal Artists, Elaine Grinnell Family and Jamie Valadez will be demonstrating basket weaving. Saturday October 14 1-4pm Demonstrations by wool blanket weaver, Kelly Sullivan (Port Gamble) and button blanket maker, Celeste (Jamestown). Saturday October 21 1-4pm Exhibit closing celebration. Gathering to honor the artists.

Sediment Grab Volunteer Callout

Volunteers needed at Natural Resources: September 11-14. 10AM- 2PM. LEKT Fisheries biologists are collecting sediment samples from the Elwha River estuary to understand the role of the benthic community to support salmon diet. Volunteers are needed to help sort sediment samples & identify critters. Come help us learn what’s hiding in the mud! Sediment Grabs Volunteer Callout (PDF)

Salmon Streams Are Closer Than You Think

LEKT Natural Resources Fisheries staff climb over the guardrail along highway 101 above the culvert that allows Tumwater Creek to flow beneath it to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The creek is nearly invisible from the road and they make their way down the steep banks to the narrow drainage, dropping gear on a cobble bar in the middle of a cool, clear and densely vegetated corner of the creek. The pristine nature of Tumwater Creek’s reach below Highway 101 is surprising, given its close proximity to the congestion of the edge of town. The purpose of this field …READ MORE

Introducing the LEKT Camp Crier App – Stay in the know…

Stay in the know, keep connected, and be prepared! We are excited to announce the release of the Lower Elwha Klallam Camp Crier mobile application, a communication tool for our community. Download the Lower Elwha Klallam Camp Crier app now for IOS in the App Store and on Google Play for Android. All Tribal Department associated FB pages will be turned off on 8/31/23 and all tribal announcements will go through Camp Crier. Why the name “Camp Crier” In many Native American cultures, those who shared news with the tribe or clans are called Camp Criers. In the past, Camp …READ MORE

Summer Youth in Natural Resources Share Their Experiences

Bridget Weed is in her second Summer working with the Wildlife team at Natural Resources and has spent most of her time helping maintain camera traps and analyze the photo data that is collected, but has also had the opportunity to join attempted cougar captures as a part of the Olympic Cougar Project. Bridget says that even when she’s not in the field, she really enjoys looking through the images at all of the different wildlife. “One time there was a picture of a bobcat looking directly into the camera! I get surprised by how much the animals are actually …READ MORE

Creations By the Klallam People

Field Arts & Events Hall – Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe In the spirit of collaboration, friendship, and education, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Field Arts & Events Hall have partnered to produce the very first show held in the new gallery at Field Hall showcasing Nəxʷsƛ̕áy̕əm artists from the Lower Elwha Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, and Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribes. Watch for announcements of special cultural events and presentations during the course of the show. Opening Receptions & Welcoming Ceremony July 27th 5pm 201 W Front St Port Angeles – Creations Klallam Gallery Flyer All Tribes (PDF)

2022 Water Quality Consumer Confidence Reports are now available!

Warm Weather Is Here! Please Do Your Part to Conserve Because Water Conservation Takes All of Us! Did you know: Less than 1% of all the water on Earth can be used by people? The average household uses more than 300 gallons of water per day? It takes three thousand gallons of water and our well pumps over one hour to fill just one 12 ft. backyard pool? As the population grows, more and more people are using up this limited resource. Therefore, it is important that we use our water wisely and not waste it for our community and …READ MORE

Elementary school students participate in historic release year for the House of Salmon

I crouched down with my camera ready to capture the moment of release, but rather than the right out of the gate scene I expected, the fish remained still. Familiarity with their rearing environment and their schooling behavior both support the (somewhat anticlimactic) slow reaction of the smolts to realize their opportunity to enter into the lower Elwha River where they will begin their migration to the ocean. It would be several hours before the majority of the fish would leave, under the cover of darkness and after they had acclimated to the channel.     Since it began its …READ MORE