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The following is an excerpt from Anita's Story (Tribal Journeys 2007 Paddle to Lummi):
Mary was skipper on the Blue Heron and Ire was lead puller on the Raven. For a few private moments when other people were talking back and forth across the canoes, Mary and Ire were sharing their experiences in Lushootseed. It was moving to me. How long has it been since people have talked between canoes in Lushootseed, having an authentic, non-rehearsed exchange in traditional canoes?
Thank you Laughs-a-lot (Anita)
Youth Paddle 2015
We arrive Birch Bay State Park July 30 and paddle starting Friday July 31. as 51 canoes.
(All locations are subject to change)
Arrive Birch Bay State Park
Leave Birch Bay arrive Lummi
Swimnomish 12 miles
Swimnomish arrive Tulalip
Suquammish arrive Seattle
The Salish Seas. (MAP)
Jul 30 - Aug 7 Youth Paddle Birch Bay - Golden Garden (Seattle).
Aug 15 Soos Creek Botanical Garden
Aug 17-21 Chinook Council paddle
Sat Sep 12 Ronald Bog Park
The Blue Heron
The (Great) Blue Heron has a subspecies that does not migrate. One such colony is in the Black River (not now existing) area located between Renton and Tukwila. A potential subdivision now threatens this colony. There is a effort to save this colony. See: http://www.heronsforever.org/
Redondo - From I-5 between Federal Way and Kent take Exit 147 (S. 277 St) turn west. Go past Pac. Hiway S. At top of bluff road will turn south and wind down to water. Just past Salty's Restaurant is a pay-to park lot. parking on street may be unavailable. #Redondo
Solo Point - From I-5 south of Tacoma take Exit 119 and head west. Immediately after the RR tracks veer right onto the Steilacoom-Dupont Rd. At 2.0 miles turn left (west) onto a paved road. On your left will be brown Wa. St. outline sign. Stay on this road for 2 more miles until you meet the water and boat launch.#Solo point
Alki Pt. - from I-5 take the West Seattle Freeway. Take the Avalon-Harbor Ave exit/ Turn right onto Harbor Ave. Just pass Salty's and Alki Crab is Kayak and skin dive park. Take second drive to boat launch.
Dance Team - From I-405 South Take the Coal Creeek PKWY Exit 10 and turn right onto Coal Creek PKWY for .4 miles then turn left onto Factoia BLVD SE for 1.2 miles (past Factoria Mall) It becomes 128 Pl SE. Turn left onto SE 32 ST It will be about two blocks on your right.
Dance Team - From I-90 Seattle
Take the Exit 10B/Richards Rd for .1 miles then turn left onto Factoia
BLVD SE/128 Pl SE Turn left onto SE 32 ST It will be about two
blocks on your right.
Dance Team - From I-405 North Take Exit 12/SE 8th ST turn left onto SE 8th ST for .5 miles. then veer right onto Richards Rd SE for 1.3 miles’ Then turn right onto SE 32 ST. It will be about two blocks on your right.
Dance Team - From I-90 East Take Exit 11 and veer right on ramp Then turn left onto SE EastgateWay for 1.5 miles. Turn right on 128 Pl SE Turn left onto SE 32 ST It will be about two blocks on your right.
Cathaloptle Plankhouse - South on I-5 to exit 14 -west on SR 501 2.5 miles to Stop light/sign - right (north) on to Main about .8 mile - left into Wild Life Refuge