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By Karen Huwe
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Clover Island

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

 

January 5, 2023

Karen Huwe

The Gathering Place has informative plaques and two bronze sculptures representing the past and present.

KENNEWICK-Clover Island in Kennewick is known for more than its restaurants and marina. The 16-acre island owned by the Port of Kennewick includes a quarter-mile walking path to enjoy river views, artwork, and wildlife. 

One of the first things you encounter is the 28-foot-tall gateway arch which spans the road connecting Clover Island with the mainland of Kennewick. Next is a 62-foot-high functioning lighthouse; the tower houses a white beacon that flashes every four seconds.

We visited Clover Island to see the Port's project named Wiyakukpa, meaning The Gathering Place. The art installat...



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