Salmon Coalition celebrates decade-long project – PDN

While I miss the old 3 Crabs Restaurant, the recovery of the estuary of the Dungeness is far more important. In addition to NOSC, we should be aware that the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe along with the Dungeness River Managment Team has been extremely important to project management and stakeholder buy in.

For a good overview of the restoration issues with the Dungeness River, you can also view the 15 minute film I made with the Jamestown S’Klallam, the DRMT and others back in 2013. It will give you a good overview of the entirety of the project, along with a number of the people responsible for it’s restoration.

The North Olympic Salmon Coalition honored 10 years of work and partnerships made along the way in its 3 Crabs nearshore and estuarine restoration project at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the estuary off 3 Crabs Road earlier this month…. This restoration project is one of many NOSC has implemented in areas throughout the Olympic Peninsula. It was made possible by 29 stakeholders and supporters involved in the project. Erin Hawkins reports. (Peninsula Daily News)

Salmon Coalition celebrates decade-long project

Goodbye to Larry Doyle

My next door neighbor, and friend Larry Doyle, quietly passed away this month. He was a man that was very involved in supporting the protection of our streams for the protection of his beloved steelhead salmon, that he fished for over many years. I liked Larry a lot. I will miss running into him on my daily walks. I wish his wife Darlene good health and all the best to his extended family. Here’s a bit of his obit from the Seattle Times. The link to the rest is below. 


Lawrence Bissell DOYLE, Jr.

Lawrence Bissell Doyle, Jr, “Larry”, of Port Townsend, WA, died peacefully in his sleep February 3, 2014, from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Larry was diagnosed more than ten years ago and given only another five years to live. He amazed his doctors and family by beating the odds of his prognosis with a fierce determination & love of life. 

Larry was born February 24, 1936 in Mount Vernon, New York, to Lawrence Bissell Doyle, Senior and Helen Hansen Doyle. Larry spent his childhood fishing and exploring the waters of New England with his father. He obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree from Tufts University in Massachusetts in 1958. He left New England to start his career with Boeing in Seattle, where he met his wife of 48 years Darlene Adora Driver.

A memorial service is planned for family and friends in Seattle, WA. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that tax-deductible donations be sent to Wild Steelhead Coalition,, or to Project Healing Waters,

Please sign Larry’s online Guestbook at

Full obit at 


Job Opportunity! – NOSC hiring two positions

NOSC is also hiring an “Education and Outreach Assistant” WCC Individual Placement Intern and 5 WCC Crew Members for October 2013-September 2014.

Applicants must be 18 to 25 years old at the time of hire (age restriction may be waived for recently returned military veterans).  Applications due Friday, August 2nd.  To apply, visit

NOW HIRING: WCC Individual Placement – Education and Outreach Assistant (1 position) 

Description: This position assists in leading a service learning education program, looks over a native plant nursery, runs summer chum and Coho spawner surveys, helps with monitoring on current and past NOSC projects, and assists with volunteer coordination and producing outreach materials.

For application instructions please read the full job announcement:
Edu & Outreach Assistant at NOSC, WCC IP position 2013-2014


Crew Supervisor: Owen French
Telephone: 360-470-0004
Location: Port Hadlock

Description: This crew is based in Port Hadlock, working for the North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC). NOSC is one of 14 Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups (RFEGs) in the state of Washington. The crew implements projects for NOSC and partnering organizations, such as conservation districts, other RFEGs, Tribes, land trusts and WDFW. Projects primarily consist of riparian/estuarine restoration which involves; native plantings, noxious weed control and site maintenance (includes brush cutting, mowing, and herbicide application). Corps members will be expected to test for a Washington State Pesticide Applicator License. The crew will occasionally assist with salmonid and habitat monitoring. The work week is generally Monday-Thursday, 7:00AM-5:30PM. View the crew’s blog.

To apply for this opportunity visit the WCC website and select CREW- PORT HADLOCK/NORTH OLYMPIC SALMON COALITION on WCC’s online job application.

Please visit the Washington Conservation Corps Website for more information:


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