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Community briefs: Jan. 22, 2014

This week:
Book fair at elementary school
Slide show about Turkey
The scoop on trash at First Tuesday
Conservancy plans for next five years, with community’s help

Conservancy plans for next five years, with community’s help

By Marcy Stamper
Asked to list the best things about the Methow, people pointed to the intact ecosystem and residents’ commitment to one another.

Conservancy’s annual conservation 
course starts in February

The Methow Conservancy’s 10th annual conservation course, “Botany — The Basics & Beyond,” will be held Monday evenings for six weeks beginning Feb. 10. Classes are at the Twisp River Pub from 6-8:30 p.m.; an optional dinner is served from 5:30-6 p.m. Class study will include the use of plant games, as well as dissecting microscopes and...

Conservancy announces annual awards

The Methow Conservancy announced its 2013 Methow Conservation Awards on Monday (Dec. 9) at the organization’s annual holiday social. Jane Gilbertsen was presented with the Ken White Award, which acknowledges individuals with long-standing histories of inspiring conservation efforts in the Methow Valley. Conservancy Executive Director Jason Paulsen noted that “no one worries more about the...

Conservancy seeks community input

The Methow Conservancy will host a series of community focus groups from Mazama to Methow in early December, designed to generate discussion about what citizens hope for the future of the Methow Valley and the role of the Conservancy in that future. The sessions are open to the public and all are invited. The Conservancy...

Conservancy appoints new board members

The Methow Conservancy has named two new members to its board of directors: Ashley Lodato and Stephanie Stewart. Lodato is education director for the Methow Arts Alliance, and directs an artist-in-residence program for seven Okanogan and Douglas county school districts. Previously, Lodato was an instructor and program director for Outward Bound, and has taught high...
Community briefs

Community briefs

Order spring plants Thinking about spring planting? You can pre-order plants now through the Okanogan Conservation District’s annual native plant sale. Orders will be taken through February for delivery in April. For more information and to view the district’s newsletter featuring details about the plant sale, visit, or call (509) 422-0855 ext. 100.  ...
Summer internships ‘a good fit’ for students and Methow Conservancy

Summer internships ‘a good fit’ for students and Methow Conservancy

BY LAURELLE WALSH The offices of the Methow Conservancy in downtown Winthrop are buzzing with youthful exuberance and fresh ideas as two high school and three college interns join the local land trust’s staff of 10 for the summer. Two Liberty Bell High School students, incoming sophomore Ella Hall and senior Erik Ellis, are working...