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Conservancy hosts holiday party, photo program on North America’s owls

Conservancy hosts holiday party, photo program on North America’s owls

The Methow Conservancy’s annual holiday party and Conservation Awards presentation on Tuesday (Dec. 6) at the Winthrop Barn will be followed by “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls,” a presentation by award-winning wildlife photographer Paul Bannick. The free events begin with the party at 6 p.m., offering appetizers and drinks, the...
Scattered results

Scattered results

A multi-year campaign to restore plants in areas disturbed when utility lines damaged by wildfires were repaired appears to be helping reestablish native grasses and crowd out invasive weeds. For the third year in a row, volunteers organized …
Climate change consequences are unavoidable, speaker says

Climate change consequences are unavoidable, speaker says

UW professor points to increased warming trends in Northwest By Ann McCreary No matter what steps are taken to head off the consequences of climate change, there is nothing that can be done now to avoid them entirely — it’s just a matter of “how fast and how much” the climate will change, according to a University...
Make the most of the harvest

Make the most of the harvest

Enjoy the fruits and vegetables of your garden — and your hunting and gathering — year-round. Local experts share basic techniques that will help preserve the flavor and nutritive value of your harvest. There are three more classes in Classroom in Bloom’s DirtWorks series. All classes are Saturday mornings from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13: Seed Saving....
Commissioners to hear conservation easement proposals

Commissioners to hear conservation easement proposals

The Okanogan County commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday (July 11) regarding two conservation easement projects for which the Methow Conservancy is seeking funding through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. The hearing begins at 4 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room. According to a Conservancy press release, agriculturalists will speak on behalf...
Conservancy names annual award winners

Conservancy names annual award winners

The Methow Conservancy announced the recipients of its 2015 Methow Conservation Awards at an event last week. Classroom in Bloom is the winner of the Ken White Award — honoring those who carry on Ken White’s love for the Methow Valley — in recognition of the program’s commitment to inspiring young people to understand agriculture, ecology, and natural history...
Arts briefs: Nov. 25, 2015

Arts briefs: Nov. 25, 2015

Learn about the Salish Sea The Methow Conservancy’s annual year-end community social will be on Tuesday (Dec. 1) at the Winthrop Barn and will feature a presentation by renowned marine scientists and writers Audrey DeLella Benedict and Joe Gaydos: “Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest.” The free event begins at 7 p.m. The presentation...
Community briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

Community briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

Get mobbed up this weekend Sometimes a mob mentality is not a bad thing, as when it’s for a good cause. Join the Methow Conservancy and the Okanogan County Electric Co-Op on Saturday (Nov.) 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Seed Mob to plant native grass seeds in areas disturbed during this...
Join the Seed Mob; help restore burned areas

Join the Seed Mob; help restore burned areas

Join the Methow Conservancy’s second annual Seed Mob and help plant burned areas in the Methow Valley on Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Volunteers will spread native seeds onto some of the areas impacted by fire lines and powerline repairs from this summer’s fires up Twisp River Road. The fires in the Methow Valley...
Community briefs: Oct. 28, 2015

Community briefs: Oct. 28, 2015

Haunted house benefits fire victims Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighter Jessi Dowers will once again turn her family’s Pateros home into a haunted house for Halloween, this year with a Harry Potter theme, with proceeds going to Okanogan Long Term Recovery. The haunted house will be at 616 Riverside Drive, open from 7 – 9:30...