Cathlapotle Plankhouse Mother's Day Celebration

Calendar Date:
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

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A rainbow over the Cathlapotle Plankhouse

Since time immemorial, Chinookan women have tended the wapato, camas and other plants that indigenous peoples have depended on for food, medicine and trade.

This Mother’s Day, bring mom out to the Cathlapotle Plankhouse and connect to plants important to Chinookan Peoples and learn about edible and medicinal plants within your own neighborhood. Enjoy herbal teas and salves, nature walks, Plankhouse tours, kid's activities and more!

Event Highlights:

1 pm: Tending the Wild Walk
Join us for a mother/daughter led walk on the Oaks to Wetland Trail to learn some of the ways the women of Cathlapotle tended to their plant relatives and cared for their environment.

2 pm: Family Nature Walk
Enjoy a walk with one of our naturalists to learn about the plants and animals that call the Refuge home.

3 pm: Soothing Herbal Salve Demonstration
Learn a few common plants that can be used to make an herbal salve for soothing cuts, scrapes, and dry skin.

12-4 pm: Plankhouse Tours and Children’s Activities
Throughout the event we will have docents on hand for tours of the Plankhouse and children’s activities.

Wild Tea Samples (while supplies last.)
Sample teas made with native and non-native plants such as blackberry leaf, dandelion root, Douglas Fir, and more.

Cost: Standard Wildlife Refuge admission is $3 per vehicle. No charge for the Mother's Day Celebration.

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Contact Person: 
Sarah Hill
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