Klahowya Youth Volunteer Program offered April 16


April 14, 2022

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park offers a session on wood carving from 10-2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, as part of the park’s Klahowya Youth Volunteer program.

The free workshops will be held at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. Sessions are limited to 10 high school or high school age participants. Pre- registration is required. Food and snacks will be provided. Instruction will take place inside and outside, so warm and waterproof layers are encouraged.

Wood carving on the Northwest coast occurred prior to the Corps of Discovery’s stay for the duration of 106 days in the winter of 1805-1806. Carving high prow canoes from Cedar give the Clatsop and Chinook a way to connect and travel with the water. The Corps of Discovery used carving to make dugout canoes that did their job to transport the Corps via river to the mouth of the Columbia.

For more information contact Ranger Izzy Sanchez at (503) 861-4416 or email lewi_education@nps.gov.


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