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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Doan Creek Restoration Time-Line

  • Early 1990s, the Park Service decided that Doan Creek should be managed as a stream as well as an irrigation channel.
  • 1999, the park holds a series of public meetings regarding long-range planning for the Mission.
  • 2000, a General Management Plan for the park is completed, containing a goal to restore Doan Creek to its original state.
  • 2004, the funding proposal for Doan Creek is approved.
  • 2005, Whitman Mission begins restoration of the original Doan Creek channel.
  • 2006 & 2007, the banks of the restored creek are covered by black mulch cloth to keep invasive species, such as reed canary grass, from taking over and dominating the area.
  • 2007, park staff and volunteers plant native trees and shrubs along the creek.

Written by Roger Trick, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management, Whitman Mission NHS

Did You Know?

picture of Great Basin Wild Rye Grass

Great Basin Wild Rye Grass is part of the natural landscape at Whitman Mission. The name Waiilatpu, meaning place of rye grass, was used by the people to name the mission site.