To help the entire community celebrate the Foothills and to develop a greater sense of pride in these shared lands, the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is holding several special programs and events this year as part of the Wenatchee Foothills Campaign. Here is a closer look:
April 1 - Nov. 30th
The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust has chosen five trail sections for community members to hike. They are listed on the official Foothills Hiking Challenge scorecard. The scorecard can be picked up at the Land Trust office, 18 N. Wenatchee Ave., beginning March 20. After completing a trail section, participates will check it off on the scorecard. If all five sections are hiked, participants can pay a nominal fee for a limited-edition t-shirt noting their accomplishment! The five trail sections are located within these Foothills areas: Dry Gulch, Saddle Rock, Jacobson Preserve, Sage Hills and Horse Lake Reserve.
The celebration will begin in the morning with trail runs, mountain bike rides and guided walks in the Foothills. In the early afternoon, the event will move to the Performing Arts Center for a day full of music, art displays and educational activities. Local musical acts will perform for free both on the main stage and on a second stage (either the courtyard or the lobby. A headlining act will perform at night.
"My Foothills" Visual Art Contest
See the winning entries here.
The first timed trail runs at Horse Lake Reserve — a 5-miler and a 10-miler — will be held at 9 a.m. May 11. The fees to enter are: $35 for the 5-mile run, and $45 for the 10-mile run. Participants can pay an additional $12 for a commemorative shirt. The event is being organized and directed by RunWenatchee, which is donating its services. The title sponsor is Subaru-Cascade Autocenter.
Hands Across the Foothills
The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust will attempt to create a human chain stretching from the foot of Saddle Rock (at the end of Circle Street) to the top of Saddle Rock. Participants will be bused from a staging area to the base of Saddle Rock and then back after the event is over. Check back here for more details in the days ahead.
Check back often for updates and additional events! You may also join the Wenatchee Foothills Campaign effort by volunteering to help with one of our many events.
If you would like to sign up for our campaign newsletters, or have questions about the Wenatchee Foothills Campaign, please contact Paige Balling, Donor Relations Assistant, at email@example.com, or call the office (509) 667-9708