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Homewaters: A Conversation about Connections

Join us on Wednesday, September 29, at Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, outside the Red Barn, for a free, in-person, outdoor event.

Join us at 4:30 p.m. for a community social with wine and beer for purchase. Program runs from 5-6 p.m. Dress for the weather. Chairs will be provided. In case of rain or covid concerns, the event will shift to zoom. Check WRI and Facebook for updates and link.

Author David B. Williams (Homewaters) together with author Iris Graville (Writer in a Life Vest) will create a conversation about Puget Sound that weaves the stories of people and place across more than 10,000 years of history. They will touch on warfare, transportation (canoe culture and mosquito fleet), and resource extraction; will dive into the realm of the salmon and orca, and will trace lesser known, but ecosystem-critical species such as rockfish, herring, kelp, Olympia oyster, and geoducks. Together they will weave a nuanced, intricate picture of our beautiful homewaters... and share thoughts on seizing this critical moment where we can work together to make it more habitable for all.

This event is in partnership with Wenatchee River Institute, A Book For All Seasons, and NCW Libraries. Books written by both authors will be for sale at the event.

David B. Williams is a Seattle-based author of numerous books on the human side of geology and landscapes including Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound, Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography, Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City, and Cairns: Messengers in Stone.

Iris Graville writes from her home on Lopez Island. She is the publisher of Shark Reef Literary Magazine, and the author of forthcoming Writer in a Life Vest: Essays from the Salish Sea (spring 2022) and of Hiking Naked: A Quaker Woman’s Search for Balance, Hands at Work: Portraits & Profiles of People Who Work with Their Hands, and Bounty: Lopez Island Farmers, Food and Community.

For more information, contact Leavenworth Public Library, 548-7923 or Wenatchee River Institute, 548-0181.


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A Trip Back in Time: A History of Cashmere Businesses

The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, September 13, at 2 p.m. If comfortable with an in-person meeting, come to the Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village, 600 Cotlets Way in Cashmere; or Zoom by registering at Dick Brender, Tom Hart, Pam Wonn and Mari Beckley will demonstrate the new Cashmere Businesses History kiosk. For more information, call 782-4046. Free and open to the public.



The Cascadia Conservation District Regular Board

Meeting will be an in person and call-in / Zoom meeting, held on Friday, September 17, 1:30 p.m.  If you wish to attend in person, please call the office as space is limited.  More information and instructions will be available on our web site at or by calling the District office at 509-436-1601.


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