Event Series Snowshoe Strolls at the Hatchery

Snowshoe Strolls @ the Hatchery

Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery 12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Begin the year with new discoveries! Starting from the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, join Wenatchee River Institute naturalist guides on a one-mile snowshoe trail along beautiful Icicle Creek.

Make sure to dress in warm layers.

All skill levels are welcome, with snowshoes, gaiters and poles provided.

 

Event Series Snowshoe Strolls at the Hatchery

Snowshoe Strolls @ the Hatchery

Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery 12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Begin the year with new discoveries! Starting from the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, join Wenatchee River Institute naturalist guides on a one-mile snowshoe trail along beautiful Icicle Creek.

Make sure to dress in warm layers.

All skill levels are welcome, with snowshoes, gaiters and poles provided.

 

Event Series Snowshoe Stroll at the Hatchery

Snowshoe Stroll @ the Hatchery

Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery 12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Begin the year with new discoveries! Starting from the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, join Wenatchee River Institute naturalist guides on a one-mile snowshoe trail along beautiful Icicle Creek.

Make sure to dress in warm layers.

All skill levels are welcome, with snowshoes, gaiters and poles provided.

 

Red Barn Event – Pushed: Miners, a Merchant, and (Maybe) a Massacre

Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Streaming link: https://youtube.com/live/qk69WSMSFB4?feature=share

This is a FREE event with a donation basket at the door.

Doors open at 6:30pm for a community social with beer and wine available for purchase. The presentation will start at 7:00pm. Red Barn Events are now hybrid; you may join us in person in the Red Barn or livestream virtually.

We are partnering with A Book for All Seasons to sell Ana Maria Spagna’s new book PUSHED: Miners, a Merchant and (Maybe) a Massacre. Pick up a copy and get it signed!

 

Event Series Snowshoe Strolls at the Hatchery

Snowshoe Strolls @ the Hatchery

Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery 12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Begin the year with new discoveries! Starting from the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, join Wenatchee River Institute naturalist guides on a one-mile snowshoe trail along beautiful Icicle Creek.

Make sure to dress in warm layers.

All skill levels are welcome, with snowshoes, gaiters and poles provided.

 

Event Series Snowshoe Stroll at the Hatchery

Snowshoe Stroll @ the Hatchery

Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery 12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Begin the year with new discoveries! Starting from the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, join Wenatchee River Institute naturalist guides on a one-mile snowshoe trail along beautiful Icicle Creek.

Make sure to dress in warm layers.

All skill levels are welcome, with snowshoes, gaiters and poles provided.

 

Event Series Wednesday Wenatchee Birding

Wednesday Wenatchee Birding

Walla Walla Point Park 1351 Walla Walla Ave, Wenatchee

Go birding with knowledgeable WRI staff around Walla Walla Point Park and the Horan Natural Area in Wenatchee! All birding skill levels are welcome. Need binoculars? We have loaner binoculars that you can borrow.

Come prepared for the weather. This event will happen rain or shine!

Trail difficulty level: beginner level (2 miles)
Trail is wide enough for ADA access, but trails are mostly gravel and compact earth.
Meet in the north parking lot of Walla Walla Point Park at 7:30am. The plan is to finish by 9:30am.

Fly Tying Workshop Series @ Wenatchee River Institute

Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Come learn the basics of fly tying to make you successful as you fish our local rivers! There is nothing like catching a fish with a fly you hand tied!

Enjoy small group instruction provided by the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers and volunteers.Each student will walk away with an understanding of beginning fly tying techniques, including the use of tools and various fly-tying materials enabling independent tying of diverse patterns. All materials and tools are provided, and students will leave with 6-8 flies to get started on fishing adventures!

PRICE: $75, non-member, $60- WRI member. Each ticket includes all five nights.
If the cost is a barrier for you to participate, follow the “Financial Access Form” link below.

Class size is limited to 12.

Fly Tying Workshop Series @ Wenatchee River Institute

Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Come learn the basics of fly tying to make you successful as you fish our local rivers! There is nothing like catching a fish with a fly you hand tied!

Enjoy small group instruction provided by the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers and volunteers.Each student will walk away with an understanding of beginning fly tying techniques, including the use of tools and various fly-tying materials enabling independent tying of diverse patterns. All materials and tools are provided, and students will leave with 6-8 flies to get started on fishing adventures!

PRICE: $75, non-member, $60- WRI member. Each ticket includes all five nights.
If the cost is a barrier for you to participate, follow the “Financial Access Form” link below.

Class size is limited to 12.

Planetarium Night Sky Viewing

Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, WA, United States

Join WRI to explore the stars and our solar system. We will start our evening by entering our dome shaped planetarium for a realistic view of our night sky. Witness the sky during different seasons throughout the year, learn winter constellations and get to know our sun, moon and stars like never before. We’ll travel through space to explore the planets and moons in our solar system.

After the planetarium, if the evening gives us clear skies, we’ll have an opportunity to do some stargazing.

Cost: $28 member, $35 nonmember. Not a member? Find our “Membership” page under the Support tab!
Ages: 12+, children must attend with an adult.

Event Series Birding by the River

Birding by the River

Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, WA, United States

Go birding with knowledgeable WRI staff around the WRI campus! All birding skill levels are welcome. Need binoculars? We have loaner binoculars that you can borrow.

This is a great opportunity to learn about eBird, the largest biodiversity-related community science project in the world, and utilize it to record our observations of local wild birds. Total walking distance is ¬Ĺ mile, over a gravel path with two moderate hills. Come prepared for the weather. These walks will happen on the second Wednesday of each month for the whole year. Join us for as many as you can!

Trail difficulty level: beginner
Trail is wide enough for ADA access, but trails are gravel
Bathrooms available at the start and end of the walk

Meet outside the River Haus at 8am and plan to be finished by 9:30am. This is a FREE event and no registration is needed.

Fly Tying Workshop Series @ Wenatchee River Institute

Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Come learn the basics of fly tying to make you successful as you fish our local rivers! There is nothing like catching a fish with a fly you hand tied!

Enjoy small group instruction provided by the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers and volunteers.Each student will walk away with an understanding of beginning fly tying techniques, including the use of tools and various fly-tying materials enabling independent tying of diverse patterns. All materials and tools are provided, and students will leave with 6-8 flies to get started on fishing adventures!

PRICE: $75, non-member, $60- WRI member. Each ticket includes all five nights.
If the cost is a barrier for you to participate, follow the “Financial Access Form” link below.

Class size is limited to 12.

Red Barn Event – Alpine Rising

Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Join WRI and Mountaineers Books author Bernadette McDonald as she tells the rarely mentioned accounts of the local climbers to the world’s tallest and most challenging peaks.

This is a FREE event with a donation basket at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm for a community social with beer and wine available for purchase. The presentation will start at 7:00pm.

Alpine Rising: Sherpas, Baltis, and the Triumph of Local Climbers in the Greater Ranges

 

Community Seed Swap

Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Free Community Seed Swap! Join WRI on March 19th from 6:00-7:30pm to swap seeds or just grab seeds! All are welcome!

It’s time to start planning garden and planting seeds indoors! If you have seeds to share & trade – great! If you don’t have seeds but are interested in gardening and getting seeds to get you started – great! Let’s kick off the spring season by gathering together!

Registration for the 2024 garden season will happen soon after the seed swap. If you are interested in having your own plot, come down to learn more!

You can stop by for a short while or set up a station and be there the whole time! Some seed envelopes and paper to make envelopes will be provided but if you can, please also bring your own containers for seeds!

Fly Tying Workshop Series @ Wenatchee River Institute

Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Come learn the basics of fly tying to make you successful as you fish our local rivers! There is nothing like catching a fish with a fly you hand tied!

Enjoy small group instruction provided by the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers and volunteers.Each student will walk away with an understanding of beginning fly tying techniques, including the use of tools and various fly-tying materials enabling independent tying of diverse patterns. All materials and tools are provided, and students will leave with 6-8 flies to get started on fishing adventures!

PRICE: $75, non-member, $60- WRI member. Each ticket includes all five nights.
If the cost is a barrier for you to participate, follow the “Financial Access Form” link below.

Class size is limited to 12.

Event Series Wednesday Wenatchee Birding

Wednesday Wenatchee Birding

Walla Walla Point Park 1351 Walla Walla Ave, Wenatchee

Go birding with knowledgeable WRI staff around Walla Walla Point Park and the Horan Natural Area in Wenatchee! All birding skill levels are welcome. Need binoculars? We have loaner binoculars that you can borrow.

Come prepared for the weather. This event will happen rain or shine!

Trail difficulty level: beginner level (2 miles)
Trail is wide enough for ADA access, but trails are mostly gravel and compact earth.
Meet in the north parking lot of Walla Walla Point Park at 7:30am. The plan is to finish by 9:30am.

Fly Tying Workshop Series @ Wenatchee River Institute

Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Come learn the basics of fly tying to make you successful as you fish our local rivers! There is nothing like catching a fish with a fly you hand tied!

Enjoy small group instruction provided by the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers and volunteers.Each student will walk away with an understanding of beginning fly tying techniques, including the use of tools and various fly-tying materials enabling independent tying of diverse patterns. All materials and tools are provided, and students will leave with 6-8 flies to get started on fishing adventures!

PRICE: $75, non-member, $60- WRI member. Each ticket includes all five nights.
If the cost is a barrier for you to participate, follow the “Financial Access Form” link below.

Class size is limited to 12.

Red Barn Event – Deconstruction and Reuse

Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, United States

This is a FREE event with a donation basket at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm for a community social with beer and wine available for purchase. The presentation will start at 7:00pm.

As a part of their commitment to the community, Waste Loop is excited to announce the launch of a new reuse center right here in our valley. Join us for this Red Barn Event to learn from experts in this growing industry, as well as opportunities to get involved in Waste Loop’s reuse center opening soon in Cashmere!

 

Plant Foraging Workshop: Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, WA, United States

Join WRI for our Plant Foraging Series.  Participants will learn hands-on how to identify, harvest, propagate, and make use of the plant. Our goal is to empower people to respectfully and reciprocally engage with the plants that live here.

Arrowleaf balsamroot is found across the hills of the Wenatchee Valley come springtime, shining brightly with their yellow flowers. They grow in a large bouquet with the arrow shaped leaves shooting out below the flowers. Nearly all the parts of the plant can be used as food or medicine.

Our first workshop will be with local herbalist Kyra Skaggs. The class is designed to instruct you on foraging and harvesting arrowleaf balsamroot along with a few ways to turn it into potent herbal medicines that can be used to heal the body, mind, and spirit. This will be a hands-on class to become more familiar with this plant.

 

Red Barn Event – Glass Recycling: Infinity and Beyond

Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Streaming link: https://youtube.com/live/LtsLjeEFi8E?feature=share

This is a FREE event with a donation basket at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm for a community social with beer and wine available for purchase. The presentation will start at 7:00pm.

If glass can be recycled infinitely, why have many communities (including our own) lost access to the curbside collection of this resource? Join us to learn more about the complexities of glass recycling and discuss exciting new initiatives around recycling and reuse with local nonprofit Waste Loop and Washington-based start-up, ZEWA.

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