Charles Road Closure for Paving on 7/12

On Friday, July 12th  the second and final phase of construction on Charles Road will take place. Workers from Lakeside Industries will start at approximately 7:30 a.m. laying asphalt on the graded road. The asphalt will run from Lower Elwha Road to the end of public access. Once they begin work, Charles Road will be closed to ALL traffic for a minimum of 24 hours. Residents are asked to plan ahead for this closure. Social Services staff and visitors will need to use the driveway on Lower Elwha Road and refrain from parking near the construction area.

Homeowner’s Assistance Fund Expansion Public Comment

PUBLIC COMMENT Review and Comment on: Lower Elwha Klallam Homeowner’s Assistance Fund Expansion for Manufactured Housing (LEKT HAF Expansion) The Planning Department is submitting a grant application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Preservation and Reinvestment Initiative for Community Enhancement (PRICE) Competition. This program is a highly competitive funding opportunity specific to manufactured housing. Public Comment period ends 07/08/2024 Please review the attached PDF here: LEKT HAF Expansion Public Comment FY25 (PDF) Please send your reviews and comments to  


Due to the danger of fire, we are asking tribal community members to light and display fireworks on the beach for 4th of July celebrations. Be Prepared, Be Safe, and Be Responsible Keep Water Nearby Do not use fireworks on or near dry vegetation or combustible Be cautious when lighting fireworks when conditions are The wind could blow a burning spark and set another area on fire. Please remove all garbage and clean up belongings from the beach afterwards. Your help is greatly appreciated! LEKT Fireworks Notice 2024 (PDF)

2024 Tribal Member Retail Firework Stands

LEKT Members who wish to establish a fireworks stand at the Elwha Enterprises Site (Lower Elwha Food & Fuel Campus) must complete an application. Josh Lampman will assign a designated space for approved vendors. If a tribal member needs assistance completing an application please contact Nancy Hamilton at (360) 452-8471 ext. 2960. Paper applications can also be picked up at the front desk of the Tribal Center. Summer Firework Stands Allowed to Open: June 21st to July 4th, 2024 Hours- June 21st thru June 27th: 8am to 11pm June 28th thru July 4th: 6am to12am Midnight Apply via Smartsheet Here: …READ MORE

2024 Summer Youth Program

The Summer Youth Program is accepting applications. Opening: June 12, 2024    Closing: June 26, 2024 Ages: 14 – 18 years of age Who: Tribally enrolled and 1st generation Elwha descendants Required for applications: Tribal ID Secondary ID Completed Application Must pass pre-employment UA (no THC for minors) Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the HR office. Be prepared with your pieces of ID. For any questions, please call HR at 360.452.8471 2024 Summer Youth Application Opening Announcement June 2024 (PDF)

LIHEAP Public Comment FY25

Review & Comment on: LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLD ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) Have your voice heard! Public Comment Period Ends 7/31/24 Review forms are available at Social Services or complete the survey through Smartsheet. The link is available at: The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Human Services Department is seeking input from Tribal households and individuals we serve regarding this year’s draft LIHEAP Model Plan. Public Comment per Section 2605 (b)(12) of the LIHEAP Statute LEKT Social Services 3080 Lower Elwha Rd 360.565.7257 LIHEAP Public Comment FY25 (PDF)

Notice of Summer Medical Travel Program Funds

This letter is to notify the Lower Elwha Tribal Community who utilize the PRC (formerly CHS) Travel Program that the summer tourist season is upon us. It happens earlier and earlier each year. We have been notified by the hotels that we utilize in the greater Seattle metro, and Silverdale/Bremerton areas that beginning April 1, 2024, these businesses will be implementing the first stages of “summer rate” changes, meaning the rates for popular tourist areas are expected to raise 3 to 4 times higher during this time and will range from $400-$750 per night. Hotels in these areas are booked well …READ MORE

Fence Weir Volunteers Needed

Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help install fence weirs from 9:30AM – 2:30PM on the following days:   April 22nd – Deep Creek April 23rd – West Twin April 24th – East Twin April 25th – Salt Creek  Transportation and gear provided.   RSVP for one or more days by contacting or (360) 457-4012 Ext. 7499