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Ice Age Floods kiosk readies for public debut this Saturday

Interpretive panels at base of Badger Mountain communicate area's unique geologic history and natural resources

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March 29, 2007 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. — This Saturday, March 31, volunteers will gather to put the final touches on a new interpretive kiosk being constructed at Richland’s new Trailhead Park at the base of Badger Mountain.

The kiosk is one of several interpretive projects being developed to highlight the area’s geologic history; providing awareness and understanding of the Ice Age Floods that ravaged the Northwest thousands of years ago.

While this kiosk is a Team Battelle community project, volunteers from several organizations have been active partners, contributing to its design and construction. A Team Battelle representative will be available to explain the purpose and significance of this community effort. The president of the Ice Age Floods Institute also will be present to provide a progress report on the bills before Congress that target support for the proposed Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail (the kiosk is an element of this effort).

Spokesmen will be available at 1:00 p.m. at the construction site to present information and answer questions.

Event Location: Take Keene to Shockley Road (near Bethel Church). Go south on Shockley to end. Turn left and stay on Queensgate until the road ends (large rocks block roadway and children’s playground equipment to right).

  • Media are encouraged to arrive 12:45 p.m.
  • Background materials will be provided
  • Media availability begins at 1:00 p.m.
  • You may contact PNNL News & Media Relations for more detailed directions.

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