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Feiro Marine Life Center

Our mission: Feiro Marine Life Center contributes to a strong community by providing local marine and watershed learning experiences, inspiring us all to act on behalf of our environment.

Find our most recent annual report, strategic plan and financial information on our Web site

A few of our learning experiences that your support makes possible:

-underwater robotics programming for 80 to 100 youth per year

-marine food web studies for fourth graders

-healthy watershed studies for fifith graders

-hands-on lab for over 70 Peninsula College students per year

-clean and safe habitats that result in thriving marine life at Feiro

Obeka the giant Pacific octopus, 2014 (Photo credit: Burton Foote)

-free or reduced price public outreach programs for youth and adults

-a revitalization of the Peabody Creek urban watershed from 3rd to 5th street

Peabody Creek Revitalization

-citizen science studies of our marine and watershed regions

-marine mammal stranding response for 80 miles along the Strait

-a family-friendly visitor destination supporting downtown Port Angeles and Clallam County

-educational awareness campaigns about ocean issues

Plastic Free Diet Awareness Campaign

Selected community partners:
NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Olympic National Park, City of Port Angeles, Port Angeles School District, Washington CoastSavers, Friends of Peaboxy Creek, Port Angeles Noon Rotary, Peninsula College

Business Sponsors 2016:

Feiro has partnered with the NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS) to vision and assess the feasibility of a new joint visitor facility in Port Angeles.

Our vision is a magnet on the Port Angeles waterfront that would draw tens of thousands of visits a year, from community members and visitors to our area to learn about marine life on the Olympic Peninsula and jump start their explorations of our remarkable natural habitats.

Currently (March 2016), Feiro, OCNMS and the City of Port Angeles are conducting a series of feasibility studies regarding whether City Pier is an appropriate and feasible site for a new joint visitor facility between Feiro and OCNMS. The location fared well in an intitial assessment of lcoations in Port Angeles. As of now, we have studied whether it would be physically and financially possible to construct and operate a facility of a reasonable size on the pier. We will host a public forum in May 2016 to take public input for the overall master plan for City Pier and implications for building design.

Work continues to progress on this effort, and we are actively seeking donations to support our time and hiring the expertise of local consultants, such as Dave Shreffler and Scott Schaffer.