The Richland Wa Real Estate area was part of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery, the USA's first scientific expedition that was funded by the government. The Columbia and surrounding Rivers were mapped in detail, and information was also collected about soils, flora and fauna, and the indigenous inhabitants. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis to strike forth and explore the western country of the USA all the way to the Pacific Ocean. This expedition was to become the first of many government sponsored surveys of the wealth of natural resources in the west of the USA. The Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration began in 2003, was held to enhance public awareness of the value of science as a way to understand the complex issues of resource management. The Bicentennial was an opportunity for the natural science of Lewis and Clark's age and the science of the modern times to be presented to the public by way of museum exhibits and visitor centers. Also, a comprehensive website was developed providing video presentations and other multimedia educational resources at: http://www.usgs.gov/features/lewisandclark.html A traveling classroom was also created to retrace the route of Lewis and Clark's expedition, that visited the Richland Wa Real Estate area.
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