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Bainbridge's Japanese American Exclusion Memorial wall gets its finishing touches
Bloedel Reserve crew Don McKinney (left) and Joe Piecuch joined a dozen other people Thursday at the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial at Pritchard Park. Landcape architect Johnpaul Jones, principal of Jones and Jones Architects, and Landscape Architects directed planting of native species such as sword fern, mahonia and salal, as well as the shore pine as was suggested by the late Junkoh Harui, founder of Bainbridge Gardens. “His spirit and his heart is here,” said Colleen Thorpe, landscape architect with Jones and Jones. Bloedel Reserve staff began at the south wall and volunteers worked to plant the wetland area.