Wenatchee River Valley

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.

Weeds are ubiquitous and often overlooked in botanical forays. A closer look reveals that many weeds on our Washington State Noxious Weed List are actually still rare in our county.

Undeveloped floodplain in the Lower Wenatchee River is scarce and incredibly important. This property was at risk of becoming a new flood-prone subdivision. Instead, this preserve will continue to provide vital side channels used by juvenile salmon to hide from predators and feed as they journey downstream to the ocean.

WENATCHEE — Preserving the environment for future generations.

by Pete O'Cain, Wenatchee World

CASHMERE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust has helped save more than 2,000 acres in Hay and Nahahum Canyon near Cashmere for public use.

In just a few weeks, the Wenatchee Valley will celebrate what has become an unofficial holiday around here: The opening of the Wenatchee Foothills Trails on April 1.

Cashmere Canyons Preserve is a stunning landscape of expansive views, carpets of wildflowers, and sweeping views from the Columbia River to the high Cascades.

Come along with naturalist and Land Trust Conservation Fellow Susan Ballinger on this low-key morning birding outing.  From beginner to expert, learn from fellow birders and hone your bird ID skills.

PESHASTIN — Volunteers came by the dozens on Saturday to build a riverfront trail on the old Peshastin Mill property, just west of Peshastin.

Many were members or friends of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, and the Complete the Loop Coalition.