The Methow Conservancy announced this week that it recently purchased a 6-acre parcel at what’s known as the “Mazama Corner,” adjacent to the more than 30 acres of agricultural land that the locally based land trust has protected since 2005. The Mazama Corner area is the highly visible land between Highway 20 and the river […]
The Methow Conservancy announced this week that is has purchased what it described as “a 146-acre iconic hillside property” adjacent to Winthrop from Bob Heckendorn.
In a press release, the Conservancy said the purchase is “an important milestone that sets …
As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, Western and mountain bluebirds are migrating back to the Methow Valley, and they’re finding new homes when they arrive.
Local residents volunteered time on a recent Saturday morning to install more than 40 bluebird nesting boxes at several sites …
Five local volunteers were recognized for their exceptional service at the Methow Conservancy’s annual holiday social and awards program on Tuesday (Dec. 5). Rachelle Weymuller and Val Stouffer share this year’s Susie Stephens Award for their volunteer service to the Conservancy’s Methow Grown project. Over the summer and fall, they contributed nearly 100 combined volunteer […]
The Methow Conservancy will host its annual holiday party on Tuesday (Dec. 5) at the Winthrop Barn. Author, photographer and educator David Moskowitz will also present a film, “Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest,” produced by the Mountain Caribou Initiative. The party, featuring drinks, appetizers and the Conservancy’s annual awards, begins at 6 p.m., and […]
“Smoke in the Air: A community conversation about air quality and health” is the topic for the Methow Conservancy’s “First Tuesday” program on Oct. 3. The free program, at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp, begins at 7 p.m. Dr. Raleigh Bowden and Elizabeth Gribble Walker, PhD, with the Methow Valley Clean Air Project, will […]
Money for trail maintenance and bridge construction in the national forest, grooming of snowmobile trails, and prescribed burning to restore state wildlife areas have been left hanging because the state Legislature didn’t pass a capital budget before adjourning in June.
Danica Ready, who has devoted her professional career to working with nonprofits that hold land in trust for public benefit, has been hired as the first executive director of the Methow Housing Trust, a nonprofit launched in March to create affordable housing in the Methow Valley.
Work has been underway for several years to restore a natural floodplain on state-owned land off of the Old Twisp Highway between Winthrop and Twisp.
The community is invited to visit the site on Saturday (June 3) during a free event highlighting the connection between …
A new website, VolunteerMethow.org, was unveiled last week to make it easier for community members to get involved with local nonprofit and community organizations.
The website was created by local software developers, working with the Methow Conservancy. All Methow Valley community groups are …