Amazing Places in Our District

Our district has some amazing places.

Below are pictures from my travels. If you have pictures of places in our district, please submit them, and I will put them here.


      My husband Dave likes to grow plants that can grow in the Columbia with little or no extra water. Above left is a colony of local sagebrush buttercups that he started from seed. In the middle is a pasque flower native to Montana and North Dakota. To the right is a corydalis native to the steppes of Central Asia. 

I know he would be happy to talk with anyone interested in xeric plants. You can send a message to him via this site.

   Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling, people standing   Image may contain: 1 person, standing and stripes          Door belling with supporters in Ephrata, incorporated in 1909 -- Ephrata, not me


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Working in Moses Lake, I saw this mural of Chief Moses, an amazing leader of the Sinkiuse  tribe.

  Graphic overview of Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan

Kit the Coyote greeted us when we attended a forum sponsored by the Kittitas Valley League of Women Voters. The event was hosted by Dave Nerpel and included included Clay Arango of Central Washington University; Ken Hart, University of Idaho; Roger Sparks, farmer; Wyatt Leighton, Department of Natural Resources, assistant regional manager for wildfire suppression; and Urban Eberhart of Kittitas Reclamation District.

I was amazed talking with Urban Eberhart at how much the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan is doing to protect water supply and the environment. He made a statement with which I completely agree that we can accomplish great things if we are willing to work together. I



Up the road from my house.



Hiking around Ancient Lakes



George, Washington and Me


Patriot Wall in my home. The top pictures are of my father-in-law, who fought as a marine in WWII. The bottom pictures are of my father, who served in the Navy in WWII.



Canal by our home during winter



Last year's harvest.

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