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KENNEWICK – Officials with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation joined other dignitaries Tuesday, March 12, at the Port of Kennewick to receive the governor’s Smart Communities Award for collaborating to restore and revitalize Clover Island.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, I’d like to congratulate the Port of Kennewick and its partners for outstanding work done for the Clover Island Shoreline Restoration Project and Wiyákuktpa (The Gathering Place),” CTUIR Chairman Gary I. Burke said. “These projects were done in support and partnership with the CTUIR to enhance aquatic and wildlife habitat, improve public access to the Clover Island shoreline and education and outreach on the tribal history of the island.”

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