What's New


Teacher Trail Buddies
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Help students get excited about the natural world by becoming a Trail Buddy! 

Every year, the Land Trust provides small grants to teachers to help their classes learn more about the Wenatchee Foothills. 

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Guided Snow Shoe Hikes for Families
10:00 AM
Saddle Rock Trail

This is you and your family's chance to try out one of winter’s most popular activities: snowshoeing! 

These trips teach beginners the basics of snowshoeing while exploring the family friendly trails of Saddle Rock. Your hike leader will share fun and interesting information about winter animals and plants along the way, and the group will enjoy hot cocoa at the end of the hike. 


Guided Snow Shoe Hikes for Families
10:00 AM
Saddle Rock Trail

This is you and your family's chance to try out one of winter’s most popular activities: snowshoeing! 

These trips teach beginners the basics of snowshoeing while exploring the family friendly trails of Saddle Rock. Your hike leader will share fun and interesting information about winter animals and plants along the way, and the group will enjoy hot cocoa at the end of the hike. 


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.


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. 


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:


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.


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.


Environmental Film & Lecture Series: The Garden

The Garden follows the plight of a 14-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles, the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A.


SAVE THE DATE! 2018 Annual Celebration Dinner

This year, we'll be in Wenatchee at St. Joseph Catholic Church's Kuykendall Hall


Teacher Trail Buddies
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Help students get excited about the natural world by becoming a Trail Buddy! 

Every year, the Land Trust provides small grants to teachers to help their classes learn more about the Wenatchee Foothills. 

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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. 


Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Guided Snowshoe Tours!
- 10:00am & 1:00pm
Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

FREE guided snowshoe tours are being offered December 15 through January 27 at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery! Tours are given on:

   Fridays at 1pm

   Saturdays at 10am & 1pm

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Snowshoe Tour Guides NEEDED!
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Announcing the return of snowshoe nature walks at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery!

Visitors can sign up for free guided snowshoe walks at the hatchery (snowshoes, guide, and hot chocolate provided). After a short break, the program restarted last winter, with hatchery staff leading the walks.

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Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Needs Your Help!

Friends of Northwest Hatcheries and the Leavenworth Fisheries Complex will be holding a community meeting at the Chelan County PUD auditorium in Leavenworth (near the Fire Hall) to ask for community support and feedback for the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival.