Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Martha Lussenhop for a history wander at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve and the nearby Camp Polk Cemetery. Camp Polk Meadow Preserve has a long history as a crossroads for Native Americans, explorers, soldiers, and settlers. Today it is known as a local nature preserve that is home to a variety of plants and animals, with portions of the Preserve being restored to improve habitat. Learn more about what brought Indigenous people to the meadow seasonally, and see evidence of settlers making a living there too. Then, we will walk up an adjacent knoll to the Camp Polk Cemetery. With both traditional and unconventional memorials, we'll learn about some of the early settlers who were buried there. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event. This is an easy 1-2 mile hike on dirt roads with very little elevation gain.

June 8, 2024


10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Camp Polk Meadow Preserve Sisters, Oregon United States

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Deschutes Land Trust