Second Sunday at the Plankhouse

Celebrate Cedar with Artist and Weaver Judy Bridges at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse on Second Sunday, Sunday, September 13th, noon to – 4 pm. Cathlapotle plankhouse

Join us for a day of demonstrations and hands-on activities celebrating an icon of the Pacific Northwest, the Western Red Cedar.

Because it can provide homes, clothing, canoes, medicine, and more, the Western Red Cedar tree is highly honored by many Native Peoples in the Northwest for its role in their life ways and cultures. Many cedar traditions are still vibrant in Native communities today. Cowlitz weaver Judy Bridges will be in the Plankhouse demonstrating cedar weaving and bark processing techniques. There will also be opportunities to try your hand at splitting a cedar log and pounding cedar bark for fiber.

At 2:00 pm, a Refuge Naturalist will lead a hike around the Oaks to Wetlands Trail, exploring the connection between people, wildlife and cedar.

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