ILWACO — On Dec. 21, Jim Sayce, historian and executive director of the Pacific County Economic Development Council, will give a Salty Talks presentation, “Reading the Land: Forensic Ecology.”
Salty Talk presentations are located upstairs in the Salt Hotel and Pub, located 147 Howerton Ave on the Ilwaco waterfront. The event is free to the public and starts at 6:30 p.m. Come early or stay late for those wanting to grab dinner or beverage. Seating is limited. No reservations are required.
Sayce’s talk will explore changes in the local landscape over time. He will show how to recognize the subtle clues that can help find the original or historic landscape of a site within the bones of the built environment.
Sayce grew up on the Long Beach Peninsula. He has a unique understanding of the local landscape, his insights into the historical landscape are not to be missed, according to event organizers. He previously coordinated Washington state’s efforts to expand Lewis and Clark Expedition awareness and expand the national park dedicated to the explorers.
Sayce talking about local landscapes