2022 Woodlands & Watersheds Festival celebrating Wallowa County’s natural and cultural resources a huge success!

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

Gallery

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!

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ANGELIKA URSULA DIETRICH, owner and publisher of Wild Horses Thunder and Wild Horses Media Productions is a professional Photographer, Visual Artist, Publisher, Writer, Social Media Consultant, and Website Developer.

Angelika's photography work has been displayed in Cowboys & Indians (2016 & 2018), Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune (2021), and various Oregon, Washington, and Idaho publications, Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Program and website (2010-2020), 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)

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ANGELIKA URSULA DIETRICH, owner and publisher of Wild Horses Thunder and Wild Horses Media Productions is a professional Photographer, Visual Artist, Publisher, Writer, Social Media Consultant, and Website Developer. Angelika's photography work has been displayed in Cowboys & Indians (2016 & 2018), Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune (2021), and various Oregon, Washington, and Idaho publications, Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Program and website (2010-2020), 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) Offering Horse Show + Rodeos + 4H-FFA, Community Events + Outdoor + Farm & Ranch + Commercial Photography and Video Productions

  • Member of the Professional Photographers of America
  • Media Marketing Director at Highview Angus Ranch since 2009
  • Rodeo Program Committee Chair, Media Manager, Official Public Relations Photographer at Chief Joseph Days Rodeo from 2010-2020
  • Lifetime Member of Chief Joseph Days Rodeo

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