Outings & Events


Weed Control
- various

Many dates from late April to July. Controlling over 20 species of noxious weeds is one of our toughest stewardship duties. Timing of weed control treatments depends on stage of plant growth and favorable weather conditions so we keep a flexible schedule. Many projects involve using backpack sprayers and a few rely on mowing with string-trimmers and hand-pulling.

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Community Science: eBird Monitoring at Mountain Home Preserve
6am-10:30am
Mountain Home Preserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Community Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Hike for Health Series Third Saturdays
9 AM - 11 AM
Reach 1 Trail (black dotted line)

The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and Columbia Valley Community Health invite you to hike for your health!

Join us for the 2019 Hike for Health Series. Improve your health, be part of a team, take home prizes and be entered to win one of many grand prizes at the end of the hiking season. 

How to participate in the Hike for Health Series:


Trail Maintenance at Jacobson Preserve
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us at Jacobson Preserve to perform annual trail maintenance. This work will be light to moderate and involve hiking up to 3 miles and using hand tools such as loppers, hoes and McLeods along the way.


Earth Day Scavenger Hunt for Families
4-6 PM
Jacobson Preserve

Come out for an easy way to explore nature and celebrate Earth Day with your kids in the Foothills!


FULL - Wildflower Walk in the Foothills - Jacobson Preserve
5:30-7:00 pm
Jacobson Preserve

This event is full - please contact Hillary@cdlandtrust.org for more information or to sign up for the waitlist.


Trail Maintenance at Horse Lake Reserve
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, April 25th from 3-6 PM for trail maintenance at Horse Lake Reserve to prepare for the 6th Annual Horse Lake Trail Run. We will split up into small groups to do brushing and hazard reduction along the route. This work will likely be light to moderate and involve hiking 2-5 miles and using hand tools such as loppers, hand saws, and McLeods along the way.


FULL - Wildflower Walk in the Foothills - Balsamroot Trail
5:30-7:00 pm
Balsamroot Trail

Celebrate Native Plant Appreciation week by spending an evening surrounded by blooming wildflowers, with a great view to lift your spirits. Conservation Fellow Susan Ballinger has designed these short, weekday strolls to fit a busy schedule and all ages.


Upper Valley Nature Walks at Ski Hill
2-5 PM
Ski Hill in Leavenworth

Join Connie McCauley to explore the Ski Hill area, looking at wildflowers, birds, and wildlife. Depending upon interest and conditions, participants will explore both ski trails and bike trails during this 3 hour walk. Connie has explored these hills for 40 years and enjoys sharing her local knowledge with all ages and backgrounds.


Fence Removal at Horse Lake Reserve
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy wildflower season and great views at the Horse Lake Reserve while helping to remove hazardous fencing. Work involves cutting brush that has grown through the fences, removing and rolling rusty barbed wire, and pulling out fence posts. Wear sturdy shoes, tough clothing, and leather gloves. Bring a water bottle, fence pliers, loppers, and a small pruning saw if you have them.


Trail Maintenance at Horse Lake Reserve
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, May 2nd from 3-6 PM for trail maintenance at Horse Lake Reserve. We will tackle trail maintenance on the upper Horse Lake trails that will likely be under patches of snow or too muddy to work on during earlier volunteer trail events.


Upper Valley Nature Walks at Ski Hill
2-6 PM
Ski Hill in Leavenworth

Join Connie McCauley to explore the Ski Hill area, looking at wildflowers, birds, and wildlife. Depending upon interest and conditions, participants will explore both ski trails and bike trails during this 3 hour walk. Connie has explored these hills for 40 years and enjoys sharing her local knowledge with all ages and backgrounds.


Sam Hill Walk for Families
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sam Hill

Join us for a morning family-friendly outing to our Sam Hill Preserve near Leavenworth. Located just inside the Icicle Canyon, this spot has a short, easy trail for kids. On this kid-focused outing, we'll explore, learn a wildflower or two, and possibly make some nature art and animal homes. 


Nason Ridge Family Walk to Big Red
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Nason Ridge Trailhead

Join us for a morning family-friendly walk to visit Big Red, the giant Ponderosa pine on the Nason Ridge trail near Lake Wenatchee. We will do a fun nature activity and take home a piece of nature art from the walk. 


Weed Control
- various

Many dates from late April to July. Controlling over 20 species of noxious weeds is one of our toughest stewardship duties. Timing of weed control treatments depends on stage of plant growth and favorable weather conditions so we keep a flexible schedule. Many projects involve using backpack sprayers and a few rely on mowing with string-trimmers and hand-pulling.

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Community Science: eBird Monitoring at Mountain Home Preserve
6am-10:30am
Mountain Home Preserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Community Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Trail Maintenance at Jacobson Preserve
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us at Jacobson Preserve to perform annual trail maintenance. This work will be light to moderate and involve hiking up to 3 miles and using hand tools such as loppers, hoes and McLeods along the way.


Trail Maintenance at Horse Lake Reserve
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, April 25th from 3-6 PM for trail maintenance at Horse Lake Reserve to prepare for the 6th Annual Horse Lake Trail Run. We will split up into small groups to do brushing and hazard reduction along the route. This work will likely be light to moderate and involve hiking 2-5 miles and using hand tools such as loppers, hand saws, and McLeods along the way.


Fence Removal at Horse Lake Reserve
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy wildflower season and great views at the Horse Lake Reserve while helping to remove hazardous fencing. Work involves cutting brush that has grown through the fences, removing and rolling rusty barbed wire, and pulling out fence posts. Wear sturdy shoes, tough clothing, and leather gloves. Bring a water bottle, fence pliers, loppers, and a small pruning saw if you have them.


Trail Maintenance at Horse Lake Reserve
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, May 2nd from 3-6 PM for trail maintenance at Horse Lake Reserve. We will tackle trail maintenance on the upper Horse Lake trails that will likely be under patches of snow or too muddy to work on during earlier volunteer trail events.


Community Science: eBird Monitoring at Horse Lake Reserve
6am-11:30m
Horse Lake Reserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Community Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Community Science: eBird Monitoring at Mountain Home Preserve
6am-10:30am
Mountain Home Preserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Community Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Trail Maintenance in the Upper Valley
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us on Saturday, June 8th from 9 AM - 1:30 PM for trail maintenance and stewardship activities at one of our properties (TBD) near Leavenworth. Work may include trail maintenance, sign installation and brush removal and could involve hiking 2-3 miles and using hand tools such as loppers, hand saws, hoes and McLeods along the way.


Community Science: eBird Monitoring at Horse Lake Reserve
6am-11:30m
Horse Lake Reserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Community Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Community Science: eBird Monitoring at Mountain Home Preserve
6am-10:30am
Mountain Home Preserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Community Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Community Science: eBird Monitoring at Horse Lake Reserve
6am-11:30m
Horse Lake Reserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Community Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Community Science: eBird Monitoring at Mountain Home Preserve
6am-10:30am
Mountain Home Preserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Community Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Community Science: eBird Monitoring at Horse Lake Reserve
6am-11:30m
Horse Lake Reserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Community Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Horan Natural Area Bird Walks w/NCW Audubon Society's Friends of Horan
7:30-10AM
Horan Natural Area

North Central WA Audubon Society's  Friends of Horan invites you to come on informal monthly bird walks to explore the Horan Natural Area and see birds.  
Outings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and led by Wenatchee Naturalist, Susan Ballinger.  She will record bird sightings and enter them into the community science eBird database. 


Kids in the Forest
- 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Help kids get outside learning about Forest Health. Cascadia Conservation District is looking for volunteers to help with Kids in the Forest by running educational stations. Training provided. Locations vary, from Wenatchee to Mission Ridge to Tall Timbers near Lake Wenatchee. Volunteer for half-days or the whole time. 

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Horan Natural Area Bird Walks w/NCW Audubon Society's Friends of Horan
7:30-10AM
Horan Natural Area

North Central WA Audubon Society's  Friends of Horan invites you to come on informal monthly bird walks to explore the Horan Natural Area and see birds.  
Outings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and led by Wenatchee Naturalist, Susan Ballinger.  She will record bird sightings and enter them into the community science eBird database. 


Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest
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Registration for this annual event opens February 19th

more info on Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest here

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Horan Natural Area Bird Walks w/NCW Audubon Society's Friends of Horan
7:30-10AM
Horan Natural Area

North Central WA Audubon Society's  Friends of Horan invites you to come on informal monthly bird walks to explore the Horan Natural Area and see birds.  
Outings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and led by Wenatchee Naturalist, Susan Ballinger.  She will record bird sightings and enter them into the community science eBird database. 


Horan Natural Area Bird Walks w/NCW Audubon Society's Friends of Horan
7:30-10AM
Horan Natural Area

North Central WA Audubon Society's  Friends of Horan invites you to come on informal monthly bird walks to explore the Horan Natural Area and see birds.  
Outings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and led by Wenatchee Naturalist, Susan Ballinger.  She will record bird sightings and enter them into the community science eBird database. 


Horan Natural Area Bird Walks w/NCW Audubon Society's Friends of Horan
7:30-10AM
Horan Natural Area

North Central WA Audubon Society's  Friends of Horan invites you to come on informal monthly bird walks to explore the Horan Natural Area and see birds.  
Outings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and led by Wenatchee Naturalist, Susan Ballinger.  She will record bird sightings and enter them into the community science eBird database. 


Horan Natural Area Bird Walks w/NCW Audubon Society's Friends of Horan
7:30-10AM
Horan Natural Area

North Central WA Audubon Society's  Friends of Horan invites you to come on informal monthly bird walks to explore the Horan Natural Area and see birds.  
Outings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and led by Wenatchee Naturalist, Susan Ballinger.  She will record bird sightings and enter them into the community science eBird database. 


Horan Natural Area Bird Walks w/NCW Audubon Society's Friends of Horan
7:30-10AM
Horan Natural Area

North Central WA Audubon Society's  Friends of Horan invites you to come on informal monthly bird walks to explore the Horan Natural Area and see birds.  
Outings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and led by Wenatchee Naturalist, Susan Ballinger.  She will record bird sightings and enter them into the community science eBird database. 


Horan Natural Area Bird Walks w/NCW Audubon Society's Friends of Horan
7:30-10AM
Horan Natural Area

North Central WA Audubon Society's  Friends of Horan invites you to come on informal monthly bird walks to explore the Horan Natural Area and see birds.  
Outings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and led by Wenatchee Naturalist, Susan Ballinger.  She will record bird sightings and enter them into the community science eBird database. 


Horan Natural Area Bird Walks w/NCW Audubon Society's Friends of Horan
7:30-10AM
Horan Natural Area

North Central WA Audubon Society's  Friends of Horan invites you to come on informal monthly bird walks to explore the Horan Natural Area and see birds.  
Outings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and led by Wenatchee Naturalist, Susan Ballinger.  She will record bird sightings and enter them into the community science eBird database.