In honor of ONP’s 75th and SCA’s 56th, a special celebration will be held on Tuesday, June 25, at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles.
The last week of June marks both the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Olympic National Park and the 56th anniversary of the founding of the Student Conservation Association (SCA).
On June 29, 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing Olympic National Park.
Nineteen years later, in June 1957, the first 34 SCA youth volunteers began working in Olympic National Park. Today, 56 years later, SCA places over 4,000 members throughout the nation annually, providing more than two million hours of conservation service. Olympic National Park is the only location that has hosted SCA volunteers every year since the organization’s founding.
In commemoration of these two anniversaries, a special celebration will be held at noon on Tuesday, June 25, at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles. On hand to celebrate will be Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, SCA founder Liz Putnam and SCA’s Northwest vice president Jay Satz.