Carnation's Chinook Bend to host natural field day for families Saturday

Chinook Bend Natural Area near Carnation will celebrate summer with a field day, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Artist Betsy Damon, environmental expert Steve Tolzman and Snoqualmie Steward Mary Maier will be on hand to greet participants and provide guided tours of the recently enhanced area.

The 59 acres of open space boasts many recreational access improvements and a number of ecological enhancements: an open water wetland, over 15,000 native trees and shrubs planted by volunteers, and a series of restoration projects to encourage natural processes to carve and create the forested wetland.

Damon’s newly installed public artwork, “Homage to Living Systems,” as well as tours of the site’s ecology, will be highlighted during this fun and informative community event co-sponsored by 4Culture and the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks.

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