Old Growth Islands of the Pacific Northwest: The Caretaker's Isle by Mary Jo Oxrieder - Fine Art Print
Fine Art Prints of Mary Jo Oxrieder's original watercolor & ink/mixed media paintings.
Story:Old Growth Islands Series:The Caretakers’ Isle By Mary Jo OxriederThe Old Growth Islands – History
The floating Old Growth Islands are a phenomenon unique to Puget Sound and the West Canadian coast in North America. Theories abound, but the most popular is that these floating islands literally broke off from the slopes of the local volcanoes during especially devastating eruptions and floated away. Since human’s increasing presence in these areas, protecting the islands from harm has been vital. In recent decades limited access to a few of the islands has been granted. Its unclear how the privilege is determined – Caretakers say they “just know.”
This is the Caretakers’ Island in the Puget Sound area. The job of the Caretakers is to dispense information, educate and to guard. They also determine who will be allowed visitation privileges and monitor those visits. Caretakers are found and trained by the previous ones.
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