Woodlands & Watersheds Festival
returns to the Wallowa County Fairgrounds with big success
ENTERPRISE, Oregon — The 18th annual Woodlands & Watersheds Festival made its way back to the Wallowa County Fairgrounds on June 24.
25 local and regional organizations participated in this amazing event featuring a day of educational and fun resources for any age group including logging games, a scavenger hunt for kids, live music, by Buffalo King, Kelly Bosworth & Friends, plus delicious food for lunch.
The event is organized by Wallowa Resources and the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center.
Scroll down for more pictures and the video of the Nez Perce Honor Song.
On of the biggest hits
of course, was the Nez Perce Tribe Fishing Ponds. Children were able to experience what its like to go fishing. Nez Perce Fisheries personnel were always ready to assist the kids showing them how to hook and to cast a line.
The event started at 10 am with a Nez Perce drummer group who traveled to Enterprise from Lapwai, Idaho, specifically for this event.
The Nez Perce tribe, whose original and ancient homeland includes Wallowa County, aka waláwa in Nez Perce, return home to the valley for many occasions such as Tamkaliks and the Encampment Pavilion during Chief Joseph Days.
For more information on the Nez Perce Tribe, their activities and celebrations, visit the nez Perce website at nezperce.org and the Nez Perce Homeland Project at http://www.wallowanezperce.org
Nez Perce Honor Song
Take a look at some of the highlights throughout the day. If you missed the festival this year make sure to put this event on your bucket list. You won’t regret it!
ANGELIKA URSULA DIETRICH, owner and publisher of Wild Horses Thunder and Wild Horses Media Productions, is a professional Photographer, Videographer, Publisher, Writer, Social Media Consultant, and Website Developer.
Angelika's photography work has been displayed on the front cover of Idaho Magazine (2022), the Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune, Cowboy Lifestyle Network (2021), Cowboys & Indians (2016 & 2018), and in various Oregon and Washington entertainment and vacation publications, Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Program and website (2012-2020), at Art Gallery Festivals, private businesses, as well as for display advertisement for many clients in and out of Wallowa County including the Wallowa County Chieftain (2003-2007). Between 2007 and 2009, Angelika worked in radio as the news and sports director for owners Lee and Carol Lee Perkins at KWVR Radio in Enterprise, Oregon. After the station was sold, she created Wallowa Valley Online, an independent online news magazine publishing and writing news and engaging in photojournalism. After ten years of Wallowa Valley Online, Angelika decided to concentrate on her professional photography, write more human interest stories, and volunteer at the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland.
Regarding my writing: "As a grandchild of post-war Europe (ethnic ancestry Bohemian/Austrian/German) and former Army spouse, I have lived and visited many places across the globe. Wallowa County, Oregon, has been my home since 2002. I am the daughter of a mom whose country violently vanished post-WWII. Her family was forcefully removed from Bohemia in 1946 when she was only six years young and sent to West Germany in cattle wagons. Her life story has tremendously impacted my own and formed my views on humanity and, at times, the lack thereof.
My formal college education is in the nursing field and psychology, which finds itself in my work as a writer and photographer. I am a humanitarian by heart and soul." ~Angelika Ursula Dietrich