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Maya Lin's Confluence Project: Sandy River Delta Tour

GBCI: 0910000387

Maya Lin's Bird Blind is at the end of a 1.2 mile hike through a restored forest ecosystem at the confluence of the Sandy and Columbia Rivers. The Bird Blind is an elliptical outdoor room surrounded by 134 wooden slats inscribed with the name and current status of 134 species Lewis and Clark noted on their westward journey.
Eligible for 2 CE HOURS.
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Maya Lin's Bird Blind is at the end of a 1.2 mile hike through a restored forest ecosystem at the confluence of the Sandy and Columbia Rivers. The Bird Blind is an elliptical outdoor room surrounded by 134 wooden slats inscribed with the name and current status of 134 species Lewis and Clark noted on their westward journey. From this quiet spot, you may view birds and wildlife in a habitat transformed by a recent dam removal. The artwork serves as a lasting reminder of the impact humans have on the environment and a model for a new way to envision the connection between people and the natural world.

Objectives

  1. Study the work of an internationally acclaimed artist and understand underlying beauty elements that were incorporated into the design.
  2. Discover the intersection of history, culture and environment in a forest restoration project at the site of a recent dam removal.
  3. Experience the Columbia River Gorge in a 2.4 mile hike (round trip) while learning about the historical and natural elements that inspired the architectural design.
  4. Understand the value of art in architecture along with how it is influenced by the role of the land and surrounding cultures.
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Cascadia Green Building Council
Portland, OR
United States

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