Watch the full riverwalk design presentation from Snhoetta's Michelle Delk.
We are honored to have had tribal members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde lead a drum song at the event.
Armand Minthorn, member of the Board of Trustees of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), spoke about historical events and treaties that affect tribal use of Willamette Falls. The project has met with the tribes' Fish Commission and the Cultural Resources Commission this year to share riverwalk designs and learn about CTUIR's interests and concerns.
A live lamprey, on loan from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and part of a traveling US Fish and Wildlife/OSU Extension/4-H Club exhibit, made an appearance at the event. Although some were reluctant to approach him, many event attendees touched the lamprey and some even let it "latch on" to their skin!