QUINAULT NATION

WASHINGTON STATE

SMITH ISLAND

CHESAPEAKE BAY, MARYLAND

The Village of the Future

Charles Warsinske, Community Development and Planning Manager, walks along dirt paths and cleared brush that will one day soon be the streets and houses of the new village of Taholah, WA. In the face of rising tides and tsunami threat the Quinault Tribal Council voted proactively to move the village away from the coastline and to this raised bluff. We had to do it” says Charles, “going under water was not a matter of if, but when.”