Cowiche Canyon Conservancy creates a variety of opportunities for all ages to connect with the shrub-steppe. We work with partners including other non-profit organizations, schools, and local, state, and federal agencies to engage the community with our work and build support for local conservation.
What: Nature’s Storytellers Live Reading
When: Thursday, December 7, 5:30p to 7:30p
Where: Wesley United Methodist Church – The Sanctuary Room (14 N 48th Ave, Yakima, WA 98908)
Humans are storytelling animals. Come celebrate our nature! We’re holding space for local myths, legends, fibs, rhymes, and truths. This event will feature award-winning stories from our 2023 Nature’s Storytellers Writing Contest. There will be stories from kids and adults about wind, mountains, fires, fish, and much more. There will also be live music, thanks to a yet-to-be-named band.
Thank you to the following local businesses for sponsoring prizes for award-winning writers!:
*Award winners will also have their work published on our blog by the end of 2023!
What: Intro to Geology Walk in Cowiche Canyon
When: Saturday, December 2, 10am to 12pm
THIS WALK is SOLD OUT (Please only show up if you have pre-registered)
We’re honored to be joined by Yakima Valley College’s Suki Smaglik and Katharine Solada for an intro to the remarkable geology that shaped and surrounds Cowiche Canyon. This family-friendly walk will travel through the deep time of different kinds of volcanoes, faults and folds, and more.
Distance: ~2.5 miles
SOLD OUT. Spaces (70) limited to ensure a quality experience.
When: Saturday, December 9, 10am to 12pm
Where: Snow Mountain Ranch (2648 Cowiche Mill Rd #2262, Cowiche, WA 98923)
A family-friendly walk, in English and Spanish. We’ll go from low to high, through the riparian area and then a short, sweet climb up the Riparian Overlook trail.
Distance: ~ 2 miles
*Please bring water, sturdy shoes, and dress in layers for different weather. Pets are welcome IF owners and pets model CCC trail rules.
*Drop-ins are welcome! Preference will be given to folks who have pre-registered.
Cuándo: Sábado, 9 de Diciembre, 10 am a 12 pm
Donde: Snow Mountain Ranch (2648 Cowiche Mill Rd #2262, Cowiche, WA 98923)
Un paseo desde bajo hasta alto para familias, en Ingles y Español. Nosotros caminaremos por la zona ribereña y entonces, una subida corta y linda hasta el sendero del mirador ribereño.
Distancia: ~2 mi
*Por favor llevar aqua, zapatos fuertes, y ropa para variabilidad en el clima. Mascotas son bienvenidas SI dueños y mascotas siguen las reglas de senderos de CCC.
*Se puede venir sin registrarse antes pero la preferencia es para los que se registran.