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What's Up with the Steh-Chass?

Community Event, Class/Workshop, Green/Environmental, Social Event, Volunteer Event, History/Science, Talks/Lectures

Steh-Chass is the Indigenous name for the lower Deschutes river estuary and Budd Inlet in Olympia. Join Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team for our second community forum the “What’s Up” series, where we explore the Indigenous history, role, and meaning of the estuary through time. Pizza and snacks courtesy of Blue Heron Bakery. Come learn about the land you live on! An important historical and contemporary educational experience. Speakers: (6:30-7:45) Charlene Krise (Squaxin Island Tribe): History of the Steh-Chass people; Candace Penn (Squaxin Island Tribe): Carbon sequestration, sea level rise, and restoring the estuary; Peggen Frank (Salmon Defense): On Salmon Defense and salmon habitat; Sue Patnude (DERT): The upcoming "Festival of the Steh-Chass" and volunteer opportunities.