- Playground Update – Aug. 24, 2016
Twenty-four volunteers showed up this morning to help build the tower, the swings, the zip line and more. It took digging in the dirt, learning to work together with strangers and a lot of sweat, but the volunteers came away pleased with what they had accomplished. Many say they will return Thursday and/or Friday!
A few more volunteers are needed to get the job done, ages 18+. At this point, forget signing up, just show up! Proceed to the playground (you can’t miss it!) at Sunset Beach. A pair of gloves, your water bottle and some sunscreen is all you need. Lunch from Zeek’s Pizza will be provided.
Mark your calendar for the October 15 ribbon cutting of the new playground!
- Marie Louie Paddle Has Arrived at Tibbetts Beach
This installation is part of a project honoring Snoqualmie elder Xa-cha-blu, usually known as Marie Louie, born about 1800 in the village of Toltx, now the town of Carnation. She lived most of her life on the east shore of Lake Sammamish, and traveled by canoe and on foot between Seattle and the Cascade mountains. She helped Native and immigrant women in childbirth, gathering and administering plant medicines.
It will remain in place throughout the rest of the summer.
The installation was completed with the generous help of Pile King, who anchored the sculpture in the sand.