The McNary National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center will be hosting artist Eileen Klatt, Salmon Pilgrim, this Saturday October 2 at 2:00pm. Eileen Klatt will demonstrate her watercolor techniques and discuss her Litany of Salmon project. While there you can also learn about the McNary National Wildlife Refuge’s Environmental Education program as well as their Second Saturday events. There will also be an opportunity for you to try your hand at gyotaku, a form of fish printing, and other nature crafts. Light refreshments will be available for your enjoyment.
A Litany of Salmon is an invocation to the millions of Salmon that once thrived in the Columbia River Basin and are now extinct. Inspired by plummeting salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest, Eileen Klatt began a pilgrimage to all the rivers in the Columbia River Basin where salmon are extinct. Her pilgrimage led to a Litany of salmon, sixty-one life-size paintings of salmon, each one dedicate to an extinct salmon population in the Columbia River Basin.
For more information about this event or on information on how to become a friend of the McNary Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center then visit their website or call 509.946.8350.
Source: McNary Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center