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Duwamish Hill Preserve Phase II Dedication
May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFREE
Duwamish Hill Preserve’s Phase II dedication will begin at 10:00 a.m. and is a quick walk across the street from Duwamish Gardens (Duwamish Gardens dedication begins at 9:00 a.m.). Phase II transformed 3.3 acres into a cultural landscape by highlighting five distinct lowland habitat areas – tule wetland, wet sedge meadow, camas prairie, garry oak savanna, and woodland. Habitat areas include native plants that were once used by Native Americans and continue to be used in traditional cultural practices today. A new art installation, Journey Through the Seasonal Rounds, highlights the Puget Sound Salish, cyclical changes, and serves as a gathering place for classes and storytelling. New trails, benches, and interpretive signs offer a glimpse into the region’s history. “The City is pleased to have worked with several committed partners to develop and complete Phase II. The outdoor exhibits are unique in an urban setting and honor our region’s cultural history. The seasonal round in the outdoor classroom is a site to behold and helps to connect people with nature’s rhythms,” says Dave Johnson, Parks and Recreation Manager for the City of Tukwila. Funders for this project include the Washington State Historical Society Heritage Capital Project Fund, Washington State Historical Society Heritage Capital Projects Fund, 4Culture – Cultural Facilities Grant, the King Conservation District, and the City of Tukwila.
Please park at the Tukwila Community Center and take the free shuttle, shuttles will operate from 8:15 – 11:15 am. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Backyard Wildlife Festival is also on May 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information regarding Backyard Wildlife please visit: https://www.facebook.com/BYWildlife/