Join The Portland 1st Platoon, Confluence, The City of Vancouver, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and friends in tending to the earthen bridge that helps connect us to this special place.
The Confluence Land Bridge:
The Land Bridge is an earth-covered pedestrian bridge, arching over Hwy 14, reconnecting historic Fort Vancouver with the Columbia River. European and Native American cultures still converge at this Columbia River site, where the Hudson's Bay Company stood as the first European trading post in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the site's indigenous plants as you walk along the bridge and enjoy Native American artist Lillian Pitt’s works that highlight the deep, significant contributions indigenous people make to this place.
The Land Bridge was designed by internationally recognized architect Johnpaul Jones of Jones & Jones. It was dedicated in 2008.
Work Party Details:
When: Saturday, April 21, 9 am - 12 pm
Where: Old Apple Tree Park/ the south side of the Land Bridge and HWY 14
What: Volunteers will help shovel, haul and spread mulch, pick up trash and weed. If the weather isn’t to cold we can scrub art and walls clean for spring.
Thanks to the City’s Urban Youth Group for treating us to grilled burgers and Hot Dogs after our work!
Necessary tools and supplied will be provided.
What To Wear :
Your TMC Blue
What To Bring :
A Water Bottle
Inclement Weather Plan :
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