Make Licton Springs a Historical Landmark

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Since time immemorial, Licton Springs has been a recognized sacred site and a natural curative resource for the Duwamish and other Coast Salish tribes of the Puget sound region. For countless generations Coast Salish people have gathered at Licton Springs to harvest the sacred red-ochre medicine used for traditional healing, ceremony, spiritual renewal and celebrations. Licton Springs is one of the last remaining cultural and holy places of the Duwamish and other Coast Salish People.

Concerned members of our diverse community have rallied together to advocate for the restoration of Licton Springs park and the protection of the sacred holy site. Our goal is to establish Licton Springs as a City of Seattle designated Landmark. Land marking the sacred site would allow for appropriate Coast Salish traditional language (Lushootseed) signage, cultural specific historical information (preserving oral history), and restoration of indigenous plants, and uncapping (daylighting) all Licton springs.

Designating Licton Springs as a historical landmark would also protect the site from commercial or private development and thereby ensure access and use of the site for educational, and traditional ceremonial practices; supporting cultural continuity. Please support us in our youth led and initiated effort to restore, revitalize and protect Licton Springs Park.

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