Virtual Tour of Amanda Trail

January 30, 2021 - 10:00 AM
Cape Perpetua Collaborative

Yachats River mouth, with Cape Perpetua to the right.\Photo by Alex Derr.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m., the Cape Perpetua Collaborative presents a talk on “The Amanda Trail:  History, Significance, and Bridging Gaps.”  The presenter is Joanne Kittel, View the Future Co-chair, member and Trails Development Leader of Yachats Trails Committee, Volunteer and Trainer at My Sister’s Place, Member and Vice-chair of Angell Job Corps’ Community Relations Committee, Member of Secure Resources Advisory Committee of Siuslaw National Forest (and, we might add, Oregon Shores member).  The virtual event is free and open to all.

She is the person to fill in this history. The Amanda Trail is a 25-year endeavor that created ripples throughout the Yachats community. The trail built greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the history of the local indigenous peoples, and led to a commitment to preserve that history including archaeological site preservation. In 1986, Joanne and Norman Kittel bought the 27+ acres adjacent to the north side of Cape Perpetua. Part of their stewardship was to embark on three projects: Build the Oregon Coast Trail through their property; learn local indigenous history; and create a conservation easement. They never imagined these three projects becoming intertwined and having the impact that their completion created. Join online as Joanne Kittel shares about the history, significance, and upcoming bridge project on the Amanda Trail.

To register: https://tinyurl.com/amanda-trail-bridging-gaps.