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New Year’s Day Peace Hike 10 Year Legacy
December 21, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series – Presentations begin at 11:00am
On Saturday, December 21st at 11:00am, please join us to learn about the New Year’s Day Peace Hike sponsored by the Yachats Trails Committee. Joanne Kittel, Yachats Trails Leader, co-chair, View the Future (a local environmental and cultural preservation non-profit), and private land owner (on which part of the Amanda Trail crosses) will share the Peace Hike’s history, the Amanda Trail’s significance and the Amanda story. Additionally, the audience will be given information about the upcoming 10th Peace Hike and how they can participate.
A 25-year endeavor, the Amanda Trail has helped reveal the truth about the atrocities suffered by the Alsea, Coos and Lower Umpqua people during their incarceration at the Alsea Sub-agency prison camp from 1860 to 1875. The hike was created by Lauralee Svendsgaard who continues to passionately coordinate it. This hike was conceived by her profound experience from the 2009 dedication and completion of the Amanda Trail when Tribal members and community members gathered at the Amanda Statute in prayer and song. From its inception, tribal members, and people from all cultures and ages have participated in this event.
This beautiful painting, depicting the New Year’s Peace Day Hike, was created by Margie Lopez-Reid. She and her husband, Bob, have been most generous to the Yachats Community, especially Yachats Trails and Cape Perpetua, since the Summer of 2014 when she was the first person to be an artist-in-residence at the Cape. She also created a button for one of the Peace Hikes. She is the artist of the cards that sell at the Visitor Center.
***Parking & seating limited. Please plan accordingly.
The event is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at some trailheads and day use sites. For more in-formation on these events, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289.