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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)

July 30  Thu    Arrive Birch Bay State Park

July 31   Fri     Leave Birch Bay   arrive Lummi         15.5 miles    

Aug 1    Sat     Leave Lummi       arrive Sammish      19.5 miles

Aug 2    Sun    Leave Sammish    arrive Swimnomish  12 miles

Aug 3    Mon   Leave Swimnomish arrive Tulalip        40 miles

Aug 4    Tue    Leave Tulalip    arrive Suquammish     28 miles

Aug 5    Wed   Leave Suquammish  arrive Seattle        8 miles

Aug 6 - 7                   at Muckleshoot

 

The Salish Seas.  (MAP)

 

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Calendar as of  07/28/2015

 

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

http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/west-seattle-weekend-scene-blue-heron-canoe-on-the-bay/#comments

http://youtu.be/QJOC92S98C4 http://youtu.be/Z2NOzZQwT6c http://youtu.be/1QTiCcgbi4E

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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