Skip and I have been busy this past month. Skip is driving many miles from the Seattle area to the Capitol in Olympia daily to attend meetings, drum up support for the Project and to get endorsements. There are many spin off ideas that are being generated which are amazing.
The Association of Washington Generals and the NW Paralyzed Veterans of America have endorsed the Project, which is wonderful. Their generosity and support are greatly appreciated. See links to their web sites at the bottom of this blog.
I continue to promote the project along the waterfronts of Tacoma, Gig Harbor ad Olympia. The Tacoma Waterfront Assn has been most supportive and helpful, so much so, that I joined and I am attending their monthly meetings that are held in the beautiful Museum of Glass. In May I will be guest speaker, so I have been busy creating new flyers and power point programs. Museum of Glass
I met with Gareth who is the Project artist and by May we may be looking at new drawings and perhaps a maquette of one of the Memorials. I love being with Gareth as he is so creative. We stopped by one of his monuments at the Hawkes Prairie Inn at the entrance to Lacey. It is a soldier, wife and child.
The momentum is building and everyone who hears of the project is supportive and realize the importance of this project. Honoring Lt. Peter Puget and his exploration party is long overdue.
The Completed Projects 2017-2018
1. Steilacoom-3 sites:
Steilacoom Historical Museum Association-Voyage of Discovery
Pioneer Park- Historic Waters
Saltars Point Park- Crossroads of Discovery
2.. Vancouver Notch: Washington State Committee on Geographic Names Approved Proposal on October 23, 2015
On 1 December 2015, The Washington State Department of Natural Resources Board approved Vancouver Notch as an official name. The US Board on Geographic Names denied my Proposal based on new coordinates which put the feature in a Wilderness Area. January 3, 2017, the WA Board rescinded its approval to denial status.