Tree and Bench Commemorative Ceremony August 18, 2020

On Tuesday August 18, 2020, at 11 AM, the LWV Klamath Falls will participate in one final commemoration ceremony to honor the 100th anniversary of the LWV and the passage of the 19th amendment, gaining women the right to vote. Two trees recently planted will be joined by a new bench with a plaque on it. The tree and bench are located on the Klamath Wingwatchers trail, located near the Visitor Center at 205 Riverside Drive on the west side of Highway 97. Note that masks are required along with social distancing.

Planting the commemorative tree
Tree planting

For our August 18th event,

  • LWV members and guests will meet at the Visitor Center at 11 am and will walk the trail to the tree site. 
  • Some members will carry the same signs used for the Feb. 9 Ross Ragland production. 
  • Members will wear masks that have “LWV Vote” on them.  Each person can make their own additions to their masks.  Examples will be sent out for members and non members.  
  • Some members will wear T shirts that say “Your vote. Your voice”.
  • Please let us know if you are coming so we can plan for social distancing at the tree site.  We may have to limit crowd size, depending on restrictions. leslie@lwvklamath.org
  • Each person will have the opportunity to speak briefly at the site.
  • Herald and News will be invited along with early LWV Klamath County leaders Anita Ward and Joann Staunton.

Wingwatchers Trail Info

Klamath Wingwatchers has developed a 2.5 mile trail along the western shore of Lake Ewauna and on both sides of Highway 97 as it enters into downtown Klamath Falls. Along this trail, Wingwatchers planted over 1500 trees, shrubs, and other plants that provide shelter and food for the many species of wildlife that utilize the area. Picnic tables and benches, information kiosks, and signage enhance the walking experience. Pets are welcome so long as they are leashed and owners use poop bags, which are provided at the start of each trail. Licensed bicycles are permitted so long as the rider is respectful of pedestrians. Brochures at the head of each trail tell about native plants and the trail. Here is our interpretive guide. Here is our native plants brochure.

planting LWV commemorative tree
Planting our commemorative tree

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