Upcoming Events


Self-Guided Tours
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Listed below are some ideas and resources for some great self-guided outings.

Seeing Salmon - 12 Local Spots from Leavenworth to Oroville  download brochure here

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Spring StoryWalk® Book
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Jacobson Preserve

Come take a walk at Jacobson Preserve and bring along the children in your life. The spring StoryWalk® book is up and this a great chance to combine getting out in nature and literacy!

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Wildflower Walk at Balsamroot Trail
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Balsamroot Trail

Get out on the trails and explore spring wildflowers in May! On this outing, join Susan Ballinger to view the wildflowers that grace our open hillsides in the lower Foothills. 


Birding the Americas Recon Trip
9:00-11:30 AM
Icicle River Road

Join Team Naturaleza’s Elisa Lopez and Wenatchee Naturalist Susan Ballinger as they prepare for the weekend’s BirdFest Birding the Americas trip. You will explore streamside habitats looking for neotropical migratory birds in the Icicle Valley.


Fuzzy-Tongue Penstemon Walk
4:30 or 5:30 PM
Lower Castle Rock

Even land that’s been severely disturbed can provide a home for rare wildflowers if we give it enough care and attention. On this outing, join Susan Ballinger to view the Fuzzy-tongue Penstemon in the wild in early May. We will learn a little bit about the process of caring for a highly disturbed area, and how the pandemic led to the local discovery of this rare plant.


Horse Lake Trail Runs
7:00 AM

Run Wenatchee will be holding the Horse Lake Trail Runs this year (with COVID safety precautions in place) at CDLT's beautiful Horse Lake Reserve in the Wenatchee Foothills! The proceeds from the race go directly to the Land Trust for trail maintenance and development!


BirdFest Recon at Mountain Home
7:00 AM
Mountain Home Ridge

Join Susan Ballinger and Joe Veverka for a morning birding outing at Mountain Home Preserve as they prepare for the weekend’s BirdFest. This outing will explore open forest and shrubby thickets along a ridge overlooking Leavenworth and the Icicle River.   


BirdFest Recon at Cashmere Canyons
7:30 AM - Noon
Cashmere Canyons Preserve

Join Susan Ballinger and Joe Veverka for a morning birding outing at the new Cashmere Canyons Preserve as they prepare for the weekend’s BirdFest. From wide-open wildflower-filled hillsides to forested peaks and views of the Enchantments, this outing will explore many types of bird habitat on one of the newest trail systems in our area.


BirdFest Recon at Horse Lake
6:30 AM
Horse Lake Reserve

A variety of habitat types provide shelter for many bird species at Horse Lake. Join Susan Ballinger and Jane Zanol for this early-morning trip above the Wenatchee Valley during prime birding season. 


Wednesday Weed Warrior Work
- morning or evening

Are you looking for a hands-on way to positively impact our lands in just two hours?  Do you like to get outside in the company of other like-minded folks?  Consider sign

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Birds & Blooms at Mountain Home Preserve
5:30-8 PM
Mountain Home Ridge

Get out on the trails and explore spring wildflowers in May! On this outing, join Susan Ballinger to view the wildflowers and birds along the trail at the CDLT Mountain Home Preserve. 


Wednesday Weed Warrior Work
- morning or evening

Are you looking for a hands-on way to positively impact our lands in just two hours?  Do you like to get outside in the company of other like-minded folks?  Consider sign

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April is Native Plant Appreciation Month!
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Visit Washington Native Plant Society's website for ways to celebrate Native Plant Appreciation month!

visit WNPS website here

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Earth Month Eco-Challenge by Waste Loop
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Every day we can do something to be more sustainable. This Eco-Challenge celebrates Earth Day by inspiring the community to try something each day that increases our earth stewardship. Weekly raffle prizes are an added incentive at the end of each week! LEARN MORE HERE

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Chelan Earth Day Fair
10am

Chelan Earth Day Fair is going Virtual!
North Central Washington’s largest & longest running celebration of Earth Day will launch live on Saturday, April 17th starting at 10am

LEARN MORE HERE


Earth Day Celebration
1 - 2pm

Earth Day Celebration!


BirdFest: Birding Cashmere Canyons Preserve
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cashmere Canyons Preserve

Join Joe Veverka of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and Devon Comstock on a field trip through fields and forests of a hidden private ranch near Cashmere. Expect to see birds of grassland, shrub-steppe, and forest and spectacular fields of wildflowers. Wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing. Meet at Hay Canyon Road in Cashmere.

Group Limit 8


BirdFest: Birding at Mountain Home Preserve
6:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mountain Home Ridge

Join Joe Veverka of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and Emily Jefferys on a field trip through open forest and shrubby thickets along a ridge overlooking Leavenworth and the Icicle River. Expect a wonderful 3 mile hike at a leisurely birding pace. Wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing.  Birders will meet at the Canyon Crest and Rat Creek Ridge Trailhead 3.5miles up (from jct with E.


BirdFest: Birding at Horse Lake Reserve
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Kitsap Audubon’s Heather Moravec and NCWAS’s Jane Zanol on this 4-mile birding and wildflower hike through Horse Lake Reserve. Learn about shrub-steppe birds and landscape at this Chelan-Douglas Land Trust property. Learn about conservation efforts restoring the landscape with native species to make better habitat for birds and wildlife.


BirdFest: Birding Cashmere Canyons Preserve
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cashmere Canyons Preserve

Join Joe Veverka and CDLT Conservation Fellow Susan Ballinger of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust on a field trip through fields and forests of a hidden private ranch near Cashmere.  Expect to see birds of grassland, shrub-steppe, and forest and spectacular fields of wildflowers. Wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing.  Meet at Hay Canyon Road in Cashmere. (see website for detailed directions)