On Tuesday, July 5, 2005, representatives of Wallula Interpretive Overlook Partners met with the Cultural Resources Committee of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation at the CTUIR offices at Mission, Oregon to discuss the planned overlook site, which the committee has endorsed.
On August 16, 2005, the US Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District completed a preliminary study of the proposed overlook at the request of the Port of Walla Walla and Wallula Interpretive Overlook Partners.
On September 13, 2005 the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service submitted a Transportation Enhancement Grant Application to the Washington State Department of Transportation through the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (RTPO) for planning and design funds, endorsed by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, the Union Pacific Railroad, the Blue Mountain Audubon Society, Walla Walla 2020, and other project supporters. Though that application was not successful, efforts to create an interpretive overlook at Wallula are continuing.
On February 1, 2006, the Union Pacific Foundation awarded a $2000 grant to Walla Walla 2020 to assist with the Wallula Interpretive Overlook project.
For more information, and to assist with the project, contact Daniel Clark, coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.