Ethnobotany on the Confluence Land Bridge

Calendar Date:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am

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Native American carvign at the entrance to the Confluence Land Bridge

Join Grand Ronde Lifeways Instructor Greg Archuleta on an interpretive walk over the Confluence Land Bridge.

Greg will seek to deepen our understanding of this place by providing information about native plants and their uses, and aspects of Chinookan culture along the Columbia River. The walk will also include a display of Chinookan material culture and demonstrations.

Arcing over State Highway 14, the Confluence Land Bridge is an earth-covered pedestrian bridge that reconnects the historic Fort Vancouver with the Columbia River. Learn about the site's indigenous plants, walk under the bridge's Welcome Gate, designed by Native American artist Lillian Pitt and connect more deeply to the history of the place we call home.

Meet in Old Apple Tree Park on the south side of the land bridge.

Contact Confluence Program Manager Courtney Yilk at 360-693-0123 to RSVP or with questions.

Confluence is pleased to bring this ethnobotany series to the Land Bridge with the support of the City of Vancouver, Washington Lodging Tax Program. Additional presentation dates include:

  • June 10, 11-1 pm, at National Get Outdoors Day
  • July 22, 9-11 am
  • August 26, 9-11 am
  • September 16, 10-12
  • October 7, 12-2 pm at the Old Apple Tree Festival

Community Event Contact Information

Contact Person: 
Courtney Yilk
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