Funding Fabulous Fossils


REPUBLIC—For the past two years, forest fires and the threat of forest fires has limited the Stonerose Fossils archaeological site’s digging seasons.

According to The Friends of Stonerose Fossils, a 501c3 organization, visits to the Center in Republic dropped by some 40 percent. Because of that, this unique archaeological site is faced with the possible prospect of having to curtail operations. Stonerose has already eliminated an important educational tool because of funding issues—its outreach program to public schools.

To help offset the financial losses from the fires, which included last summer’s catastrophic North Star fire that threatened Republic, Stonerose will host a fund-raising event on Friday, May 20, 6:30 p.m., at Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

The event is titled ‘Celebrate Stonerose at The Burke: Funding Fabulous Fossils.’

Admittedly, according to Stonerose Fossil Interpretive Center officials, promoting this inaugural event from afar has taken considerable foresight and planning.

The purpose of the event, according to Stonerose officials, is to “replenish our reserves, acquire matching funds for grant purposes, and expand our horizons.”

The catered event will include entertainment and a live auction.

Visit Celebrate Stonerose at The Burke: Funding Fabulous Fossils! To learn more.