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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Research and Restoration

Doan creek

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Doan Creek Restoration
Whitman Mission National Historic Site is in the process of restoring Doan Creek. This will enhance the riparian habitat of the park, help existing wildlife, and allow for the reintroduction of fish passage from Mill Creek to Doan Creek. Learn more about the Doan Creek Restoration Project.
View toward hill with native grasses in foreground.

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Revegetation Program
In 1985, park staff began a revegetation project to control non-native weeds that had invaded the park. more . . .

Did You Know?

picture of tule lodge

The tule lodge offers a comfortable place for the people inside. The structure is held up by wooden poles and covered with mats made of tule. Tules are a type of sedge; they grow in marshy areas; and are also called "bullrushes." Tules are stronger than they look. A tule lodge can withstand rain and wind.