Jessica Schleif

Horticulturist Jessica Schleif.

ASTORIA — The next Nature Matters event, a lively conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, features Jessica Schleif, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Fort George Lovell Showroom, 1483 Duane St.

Schleif will introduce the Tidal Rock Project, an artist environmental installation with video projection, sound and performance in an evocative and underutilized outdoor green space in central downtown Astoria.

Schleif is a horticulturist specializing in edible and habitat gardens.

Tidal Rock artists will lead an effort to engage community artists and performers, tribal members and municipal staff of the City of Astoria in a pre-renovation and events that will include on-site temporary art installations using natural materials.

This free event is open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. to purchase dinner or beverages at Fort George beforehand.

Nature Matters is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and the Fort George Brewery + Public House.

For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471, or check out or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.

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