As Waterfront Center foundation work begins, public invited to native purification ceremony Sept. 10

Now that the former Edmonds Senior Center has bee razed, mobilization is underway for the augercast piles to form the foundation for the multigenerational Edmonds Waterfront Center at 220 Railroad Ave. Placement of the first piles will begin at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9 and the work is scheduled to take three weeks, officials said.

The Edmonds Senior Center is inviting to all interested community members to a Traditional Native Purification Ceremony a 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, to be held on the site of the new Waterfront Center. The ceremony will be conducted by Native Elder William Depoe, member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

An announcement for the ceremony said that “The Senior Center wishes to acknowledge and honor the Coast Salish people who have been stewards of the region for thousands of years.”

There is no parking on site, so attendees are asked to park on the street or in public parking near the Edmonds Fishing Pier.

Learn more about the Edmonds Waterfront Center here.


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