Charlie Crisafulli, (360) 449-7834, email@example.com
Sherri Richardson Dodge, (503) 808-2137, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yasmeen Sands, (503) 808-2239, email@example.com
PORTLAND, Ore. May 6, 2005. May 18, 2005
marks the 25th anniversary of the catastrophic 1980 eruption of
Mount St. Helens. In commemoration of the anniversary, the Pacific
Northwest (PNW) Research Station developed a Web site (http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/mtsthelens)
that features key science findings, frequently asked questions,
a photo gallery, publications, and a glossary. The site also features
an online newsroom with information of interest to journalists.
Several special events also are planned for May 18 to commemorate
the 25th anniversary:
- Field interview opportunities. PNW Research
Station scientists are available for field interviews on the
Monday through Wednesday, including May 18. Photo opportunities
will be available, as the scientists will be conducting field
sampling with their crews. To schedule a field interview for
May 18 or another
day, contact Charlie Crisafulli, the PNW Research Station’s
lead scientist at the monument, at (360) 449-7834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A free day at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
The volcanic monument is hosting a free day on May 18
in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the 1980 eruption.
No fees will be charged on the monument, including the visitor
centers on state Route 504. For more information, visit http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm.
- “Portland in Context: Reflecting on Mount St.
Helens.” As part of the Illahee Lecture Series 2005, Gary
Snyder and Jerry Franklin will be giving a lecture at 7:30 p.m.
on May 18 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway
in Portland, Ore.). Snyder, a poet-essayist, and Jerry Franklin,
an ecologist, will share personal histories and reflections on
Mount St. Helens. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored
by the Illahee Society and the Spring Creek Project’s Long-Term
Ecological Reflections. For tickets, call (503) 227-2583 or visit
The PNW Research Station is headquartered in Portland, Ore. It
has 10 laboratories located in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington and
about 500 employees.