As we begin the second century of the National Park Service, NPT is setting our sights on the preservation of Lake Quinault in Olympic National Park (WA) – a park preservation project of just under 0.5 acres. Although small in size, it is big in ecological significance.
The parcel is surrounded on three sides by Olympic National Park and Forest. It is the only parcel in that block that does not belong to the National Park Service. Acquisition will keep it in its natural state by preventing further development along that portion of the stream and it will protect water quality for the Quinault River. The lake and river system support populations of sockeye, chum and Chinook salmon as well as steelhead, bull and Dolly Varden trout. The Quinault National Fish Hatchery, downstream from the lake, raises salmon and steelhead which populate the river. All deserve protection.
In order to acquire this land, we need to raise $45,000 to purchase the property and donate it back to the park. Click here to learn more about this project or contact Maryann Kearns, director of development, at 301.279.7275 ext. 15. Or click here to donate to the project today.