After two years of using a Zoom format, the Methow Conservancy returns to in-person gathering in the Winthrop Barn for its annual Conservation Awards and “Four Thoughts” presentation on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. Doors open for the free event at 6:30 p.m.
The Conservancy will present its annual conservation awards: the Susie Stephens Award for providing outstanding volunteer service to the Methow Conservancy’s efforts; the Ken White Award for someone with a long-standing history of inspiring conservation efforts in the Methow Valley; and the You Inspire Us Award for inspiring others to care for the land.
Four community members — Don Portman, Katie Leuthauser, Randy Lewis and Eric Wittenbach — will talk about their connections to the Methow Valley and share their thoughts on the theme “What the Methow Means to Me.” Their pre-recorded talks will be projected on a large screen. They will also be in attendance and available to answer questions.
Leuthauser is a high school science teacher, swim team coach, and girls’ hockey team coach; Lewis is a Methow Descendant who has helped shape the community’s understanding of the Methow Valley’s Indigenous history and culture; Portman is a co-founder of the Methow Trails system and Nordic skiing guru; and Wittenbach is an organic grower and co-owner of Willow Brook Farm in Carlton.
For more information, visit: methowconservancy.org/news/entry/fourthoughts22, or email email@example.com.