Community briefs – July 7, 2021
Sequim Bay closes its doors to shellfish harvesting
Sequim Bay is closed to all species for recreational shellfish harvesting, county officials said on July 2.
The Environmental Health Division of the Clallam County Health and Human Services Department has released the announcement of the degradation of the presence of biotoxins found in Sequim Bay.
Discovery Bay, Dungeness Bay and the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Low Point / Lyre River east to Discovery Bay are closed to Butter and Clam Clams.
The Strait of Juan de Fuca, from Low Point / Lyre River east to Dungeness Spit, is however open to all species.
Ocean beaches are closed to all species, that is, all clams (including geoduck clam), oysters, mussels and other invertebrates such as the moon snail. All areas are also closed for the sport harvest of scallops. Closures do not apply to shrimp.
For more information on the closure, call the Shellfish Safety Hotline at 800-562-5632 or visit the Washington State Department of Health Shellfish Safety website at l ‘address doh.wa.gov/shellfishsafety.
Sunbelt Apartments is being renovated
Sunbelt Apartments in Sequim recently received a complete renovation with funding provided by the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Home Preservation Program, representatives from Serenity House in Clallam County said last week.
Sunbelt was built in 1948 and the location has been secured for use as permanent supportive housing through the Housing Trust Fund.
Serenity House provides housing support services in Sunbelt, and full ownership of the property was transferred to Serenity House in October 2019.
With the change in ownership, funds have been provided to update the sewer line, Serenity House representatives noted last week. After evaluating the site, it was determined that a complete renovation was required. Serenity House applied for and received a housing preservation grant of $ 428,795 from WA Commerce, providing interior finishes for all 16 apartments and common areas.
‘Scavenger in the Lavender’ set to kick off on July 20
The Olympic Nature Experience Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt, which aims to “provide outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family,” runs from July 20 to August 20. 31 at B&B Family Farm, 5883 Old Olympic Highway, and Jardin du Soleil, 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way.
Organized by all the teachers in the outdoor classes at Olympic Nature Experience, the scavenger hunt takes families around local farms to learn more about lavender while spending time together in nature as a family. Families can purchase a treasure hunt card for two farms from the Jardin du Soleil or B&B Family Farm gift shop for $ 15 per donation. Funds raised go to the Olympic Nature Experience programs.
The Guild Store at Sequim Dungeness Hospital will be open July 15-17
The Guild Store at Sequim Dungeness Hospital, 204 W Bell St., will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 15-17.
The boutique will feature vintage porcelain, including a Blue Willow serving set and a variety of jewelry.
Donations are welcome between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays.
All proceeds are donated to local medical organizations such as Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, Sequim Free Medical Clinic, Peninsula College for Clallam County Fire District 3 (Sequim) EMT Nursing Scholarships.
The guild is also looking for volunteers for the store, who serve approximately six hours per month. Applications are available at the store.
For more information call 360 683 7044.
Volunteers needed for Renaissance Faire
Volunteer Auxiliary / Ambient Actors needed for Olympic Theater Arts’ first open-air Renaissance Fair, due August 21-22.
In creating a Renaissance atmosphere, event planners are on the lookout for eaters, girls, pagers, and game players, among other roles. The casting is done now.
The fair also needs a flute player, makeup artists and a crystal ball player. The games will be from the Renaissance era and will be taught beforehand. No acting experience is necessary, but “a keen interest in having fun is a must”, say the organizers.
For more information, email [email protected] or call OTA at 360-683-7326.
Locals celebrate city staff
The Good Governance League invites the community to show their appreciation for the staff of the Town of Sequim from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 12 at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.
“With all of the challenges and difficulties encountered in running the city over the past 18 months, the one constant that the residents of Sequim see and depend on is the staff of the Town of Sequim,” noted Karen Hogan. in a press release last week.
Guest sale of group of friends of the library
The Friends of Sequim Library is holding its 2nd Saturday Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 10 at Rock Plaza at Old Olympic Highway and Sequim-Dungeness Way. This month, the sale will feature a wide selection of classics and classic sets, quilting books and books on sheep, goats, cattle, rabbits, bees and more.
All proceeds will go to fund special programs for children and adults in your library.