The Boil Water Notice for the Warm Springs Water Treatment Plant was lifted at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. The lift notice said normal consumption of treated water could resume. The Warm Springs Water Treatment Plant serves the agency area, as well as Kahneeta, Wolfe Point, Sunnyside and Tenino. ECE will be open to children today.
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum will open a new exhibit, Woman of Vision: Artwork by Apolonia Susana Santos on May 31. The evening will begin at 5:30 with an exhibit preview and social time with light appetizers, and a no-host bar. At 6:15 there will be drumming and a blessing, followed by an introduction of the artwork and a talk by artist Cheri Hyde. There is no charge for previewing the exhibit, light appetizers & talk. An optional dinner will be served in the cafe later in the evening for a fee, which folks need to RSVP by May 29th. The new exhibit will run through December 31st. For information, visit www.gorgediscovery.org
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, in collaboration with the Nez Perce Tribe is hosting this year’s Salmon Camp August 11 – August 17. A limited number of incoming 6th-8th grade students from each of the CRITFC Tribes, up to 20 students — 5 from each tribe, will be selected to attend this FREE 6-day camp. A stipend will be provided upon successful program completion. At Salmon Camp, students learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills by taking part in culturally relevant, hands-on activities that combine Western science with traditional ecological knowledge. They’ll learn about the science and lifecycle of salmon, see salmon restoration projects, explore Traditional Ecological Knowledge, meet tribal professionals working in the field and gain unique and valuable hands-on experience. Applications are due May 31st – they are available on the CRITFC website www.critfc.org. They will also be looking for adult and junior counselors. Those applications will be available in May.