For the past several years, Region 1 archaeologists have been involved
in an exceptional project that has succeeded in blending scientific
research and public outreach with fantastic results.
The focus of the projects is It one of the largest Chinookan villages
encountered by Lewis and Clark, but today Cathlapotle is one of
the few archaeological sites on the Lower Columbia River that has
withstood the ravages of flooding, looting, and development. A decade
of archaeological research the result of a partnership between
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
the Chinook Tribe, and Portland
State University has produced a wealth of information
about the Chinookan people who lived on the river long before Lewis
and Clark first observed Cathlapotle in 1805.
http://www.plankhouse.org is the project Web site. Please consult that Web site and the Cathlapotle Overview PowerPoint Presentation (58.5 MB) for more information. Volunteer opportunities can also be found at http://www.ridgefieldfriends.org/volunteer.htm.
The Allee House
The Allee House at Bombay Hook stands today, just as it did in the eighteenth century, overlooking the fields and marshes of Kent Country, Delaware. In 1971 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as an important example of the plantation houses of eighteenth Delaware.
The Friends of Bombay Hook, Inc. will coordinate funding efforts for the next phase of restoration. Volunteers donate over 200 hours a year interpreting the history of the Allee family and house to the public. Visitors can visit the Allee house Spring (March - May) and Fall (September - mid-December) weekends from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. For directions and more information contact 302-653-6872, or visit the Web site: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/bombayhook/alleehouse.htm.
DC Booth National Fish Hatchery
Volunteer opportunities at DC Booth National Fish Hatchery.
Using "Old Fish Stuff" to Answer Modern Questions: The Importance of Volunteers in Making Use of Historical Information.