What's New


Great Backyard Bird Count at Stormy Creek Preserve
10:00 AM
Stormy Creek Preserve

Get outside, learn about birds and explore this beautiful natural area in the Entiat Valley.

Join us and biologist and Land Trust site steward Phil Archibald and Virginia Palumbo of the North Central Washington Audubon Society to participate in the Annual Great Backyard Bird Count at Stormy Creek Preserve on February 17, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm. 


Environmental Film & Lecture Series: The Million Dollar Duck

The Million Dollar Duck is a documentary film that focuses on the strange and wonderful world of the Federal Duck Stamp contest, the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government.


Wild Ideas (new Spring Social!)
5:30-7:00 pm
Pybus Event Center

This year instead of the Spring Social, we're holding a new event - keeping much of what we loved about the Spring Social but making it more convenient and fun! The new event is called Wild Ideas.

Please join us for Wild Ideas, a fun, free event at Pybus Event Center featuring:


Bring a shareable appetizer or dessert to the Wild Ideas event!
5:30-7:00 pm
Pybus Event Center

This year instead of the Spring Social we're holding a new event - keeping much of what we loved about the Spring Social but hopefully making it more convenient and fun! The new event is called Wild Ideas, and will showcase short, inspiring talks about how we share our lands with wildlife. 


White River Snowshoe Hike

Join wildlife biologist Heather Murphy for a naturalist’s snowshoe tour of the White River. Heather will discuss this special area’s importance to forests, birds, mammals and salmon. Stops on the tour will also highlight the American Indian and historical use of the land and current conservation projects. We’ll have a chance to warm up at Tall Timber Ranch Lodge halfway through the day.


CDLT/CVCH Hiking Challenge Third Saturdays
9 AM - 11 AM
Dry Gulch

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

Join us for the 2018 Foothills Hiking Challenge. 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. 


Environmental Film & Lecture Series: Elwha a River Reborn

The Elwha River is resurgent with new life thanks to the largest dam removal project ever anywhere in the world. A true watershed-scale recovery, Elwha River chinook are swimming once again to the feet of the Olympic Mountains, with 70 miles of habitat reopened to them.


Invaders in our Foothills: Help stop the weeds!
6-7:45pm
Wenatchee Public Library

FREE and open to all! Find out how to identify the 15 most noxious weeds that threaten our shrub-steppe plant communities - especially after wildfire. Join the Land Trust and the Chelan County Weed Board for a slide lecture that will teach you how to identify these "invaders" and what to do about them.

Take home a free weed I.D. booklet!

 


Environmental Film & Lecture Series: Leave it to Beavers

Beavers are one of nature’s most industrious critters and their hydro-engineering activities transform the landscape. Nearly trapped to extinction for their fur and hunted as pests, a growing number of scientists and resource managers are looking to beavers to reverse water shortages and restore fish and wildlife habitat.


Upper Valley Nature Walks at Ski Hill
2:00 to 5:00 PM
Leavenworth Ski Hill

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 newly constructed mountain bike trails during this 2-3 hour walks.


Early Wildflower Walk at Sam Hill

Don't miss this! See the wildflowers at the Land Trust's Sam Hill property, just inside Icicle Canyon near Leavenworth. This property is unique and hosts a variety of beautiful and interesting plants.


CDLT/CVCH Hiking Challenge Third Saturdays
9 AM - 11 AM
Balsamroot Trail

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

Join us for the 2018 Foothills Hiking Challenge. 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. 


Earth Day Scavenger Hunt for Families
3:00-5:30 PM
Jacobson Preserve

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


Upper Valley Nature Walks at Ski Hill
2:00 to 5:00 PM
Leavenworth Ski Hill

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 newly constructed mountain bike trails during this 2-3 hour walks.


Bring a shareable appetizer or dessert to the Wild Ideas event!
5:30-7:00 pm
Pybus Event Center

This year instead of the Spring Social we're holding a new event - keeping much of what we loved about the Spring Social but hopefully making it more convenient and fun! The new event is called Wild Ideas, and will showcase short, inspiring talks about how we share our lands with wildlife. 


16th Annual Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest
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The 2018 Leavenworth Spring Bird Festival Program is now available! On-line scheduling tools will be available soon and registration begins February 15th

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Teacher Trail Buddies
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Snowshoe Tour Guides NEEDED!
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