The Wolf Children
The sons from top:
The Sea Mammal Hunter,
The Hunter in the Forest,
The Fisher of Halibut and Salmon,
The Woodworker and Canoe Builder,
and the daughter, The Root and Berry Gatherer, Clam Digger and
These children represent the skills needed to be successful in the
S'Klallam culture. Carved above their mother, the legend
of the Wolf Children explains the origin of the village on Sequim Bay.
From the Dance Plaza House Post Carvings -
Dale Faulstich, Lead Carver and Designer.
Assistant Carvers: Nathan Gilles and Ed Charles. Volunteer carvers: Harry Burlingone and Don Walsh.
1033 Old Blyn Hwy
Sequim, WA 98382
Property Response Program
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Environmental Stewardship on Tribal Lands
Do you have
any concerns about environmental hazards on Tribal property?
Are you aware of any activity or condition on Tribal property
that could pose a hazard to human health or the environment?
Then you should be aware that the Tribe has a program in place,
EPA Brownfields, to assess the environmental condition of Tribal
properties to make certain they meet stringent health and safety
As part of
the Brownfields program, Tribal properties are inventoried to
determine if past practices indicate any activity that could
cause hazardous substances to be present. An example would be
the railroad grade that runs through several Tribal properties.
If contamination is suspected, the Tribe hires certified
professionals to inspect the property and in some cases to take
water and soil samples to determine if cleanup is indicated.
The Tribe uses Washington State Dept. of Ecology standards to
make sure any and all contamination is cleaned up and the
property can be declared safe for development.
If you would
like more information about the EPA Brownfields program or if
you have knowledge of hazardous substances on Tribal property,
please contact the Tribe’s Brownfields Coordinator, Pam Edens
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Public Record of Tribal Lands Assessment
Ready for Review
With funds awarded from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Assessment program, the Natural Resources Department has been assessing Tribal properties for potential environmental hazards to determine if any need to be cleaned-up before they can be developed, or if they might need to be left undeveloped so as not to expose people to any danger.
A public record of these property assessments has been established and will be available to the Tribal Community and members of the public in the Tribe’s Library on the South Campus. This public record will remain in the Library and the records of all future property assessments and/or clean-ups will be added to it.
We welcome you to look through the records and if you have any
questions or comments please contact either Pam Edens
360.681.4658 in the Tribe’s Natural Resources department.
In the Blyn area, the Tribe used Brownfields funding to remove
creosote-covered pilings from the old Blyn log yard and to
clean-up and restore the log yard area improving commercial and
recreational shellfish harvest for Tribal citizens.
Also in Blyn, the Tribe addressed the environmental hazard of
leaking underground storage tanks on the old Dickey Bird Tavern
property. With the assistance of Brownfields funding the
property was cleaned-up and has been transferred into Trust
status allowing re-development into the Longhouse Market and
Through the Brownfields program, the Tribe’s Natural Resources
department has developed an inventory of all Tribal property
holdings and is reviewing each parcel for possible environmental
hazards. If you have any concerns about environmental issues on
any Tribal property or on properties adjacent to Tribal lands,
please contact Pam Edens 360.681.4658 in the Natural Resources Department.