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February 2020

Fly Tying Series with Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers’ Bruce Merighi

25 Feb @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth WA 98826 Google Map

Do you fly fish or would you like to fly fish? Then you need flies! Learn the basics of fly tying from Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers’ Bruce Merighi brought to you by the Wenatchee River Institute. This is a five-Tuesday series Feb. 11 - Mar. 10, 6-8PM.

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Red Barn Event: Film, Bird of Prey – The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth

26 Feb @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth WA 98826 Google Map

World-renowned wildlife cinematographer Neil Rettig journeys to the Philippines to film the rarest eagle on earth, the great Philippine eagle. An expertly woven tale and breathtaking cinematography journeys deep into the vanishing world of the Philippine eagle.

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Leavenworth Waterfront Park Trail Winter Walk

27 Feb @ 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, 98826
WA 98826 Google Map

From 10am to 12noon, local naturalist guides will lead winter walks on the Waterfront Park Trail along the beautiful Wenatchee River. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Space is limited. Drop-ins welcome. Reservations appreciated and required for groups of 8+. For reservations, call 509-548-0181 x5  

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Science on Tap! Avalanche Cycles and Atmospheric Rivers with Wenatchee River Institute

27 Feb @ 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Wenatchee River Institute

Learn life-saving information during WRI's Science on Tap! at Badger Mountain Brewing, 1 Orondo Ave in Wenatchee. Matt Primomo, avalanche specialist for Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) will talk about this season’s snowpack, weather, and avalanche events, exploring the correlation between avalanche cycles and atmospheric rivers.

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March 2020

Fly Tying Series with Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers’ Bruce Merighi

03 Mar @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth WA 98826 Google Map

Do you fly fish or would you like to fly fish? Then you need flies! Learn the basics of fly tying from Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers’ Bruce Merighi brought to you by the Wenatchee River Institute. This is a five-Tuesday series Feb. 11 - Mar. 10, 6-8PM.

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Fly Tying Series with Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers’ Bruce Merighi

10 Mar @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth WA 98826 Google Map

Do you fly fish or would you like to fly fish? Then you need flies! Learn the basics of fly tying from Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers’ Bruce Merighi brought to you by the Wenatchee River Institute. This is a five-Tuesday series Feb. 11 - Mar. 10, 6-8PM.

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Red Barn Event: Forest Health–What’s Eating The Trees

12 Mar @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth WA 98826 Google Map

What is a healthy forest? Are insect damage and tree death part of a healthy forest? Find answers to these questions and learn about the amazing ways insects and fungi interact with host trees, as well as forest tree responses and adaptations.

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Winter Shrub Identification Class

13 Mar @ 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, 98826
WA 98826 Google Map

Ever wondered how to identify trees and shrubs during the winter? Join us, and local botanist Jennifer Hadersberger, at WRI to take a walk around barn beach and blackbird island and learn to identify the trees and shrubs along the way. Cost: $30 members, $35 non members Class limit: 15 Coffee and tea provided, bring [...]

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Red Barn Event: Up Close and Personal with Bears and Cougars

18 Mar @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth WA 98826 Google Map

Rich Beausoleil, WDFW, will talk about how bears and cougars live, interact with each other, and orient themselves on the landscape. He will discuss carnivore-human interactions offering necessary education and preventative solutions.“These interactions were entirely preventable, it takes a community-wide commitment to address the problem.”

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Winter Twig Identification Professional Development Class

20 Mar @ 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, 98826
WA 98826 Google Map

This class will introduce students to winter twig identification of wetland and riparian species common to central and eastern Washington. This skill is important because wetland delineations and site assessments often need to occur year round. This class will be useful for individuals who conduct wetland delineations as well as stream and wetland restoration. Cost: [...]

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Red Barn Event: Chehalis River at a Crossroads

25 Mar @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth WA 98826 Google Map

The Chehalis River is at a crossroads - will a proposed flood control dam bring the river’s Chinook Salmon to extinction? Lee First of Twin Harbors Waterkeeper will tell the story of the river’s amazing resources and threats posed by the dam.

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May 2020

2020 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest

14 May @ 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth WA 98826 Google Map

Bird Fest 2020 Registration begins March 17th at 6PM. Visit wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/bird-fest to learn more, with new information being added regularly. Come bird with us & discover the natural beauty of central Washington! Celebrate the return of migratory birds in the midst of peak wildflower season while enjoying field trips, events, and free family activities for [...]

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2020 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest

15 May @ 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth WA 98826 Google Map

Bird Fest 2020 Registration begins March 17th at 6PM. Visit wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/bird-fest to learn more, with new information being added regularly. Come bird with us & discover the natural beauty of central Washington! Celebrate the return of migratory birds in the midst of peak wildflower season while enjoying field trips, events, and free family activities for [...]

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2020 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest

16 May @ 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth WA 98826 Google Map

Bird Fest 2020 Registration begins March 17th at 6PM. Visit wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/bird-fest to learn more, with new information being added regularly. Come bird with us & discover the natural beauty of central Washington! Celebrate the return of migratory birds in the midst of peak wildflower season while enjoying field trips, events, and free family activities for [...]

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2020 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest

17 May @ 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth WA 98826 Google Map

Bird Fest 2020 Registration begins March 17th at 6PM. Visit wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/bird-fest to learn more, with new information being added regularly. Come bird with us & discover the natural beauty of central Washington! Celebrate the return of migratory birds in the midst of peak wildflower season while enjoying field trips, events, and free family activities for [...]

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