Outings & Events

What’s going on!

There are many ways to experience Shrub-Steppe.

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy holds a variety of events and activities to increase opportunities for kids and adults to learn about the unique natural environment of the shrub-steppe and connect people to these lands. We work with a variety of partners including other non-profit organizations, schools, and local, state, and federal agencies to engage the community with our work and build support for our conservation work. 

IMAGES OF THE SHRUB-STEPPE

An art exhibit juried by Monica Miller, Executive Director of Gallery One Visual Arts Center, featuring artwork inspired by the shrub-steppe lands of Cowiche Canyon Conservancy.  

IMAGES OF THE SHRUB-STEPPE ART EXHIBIT

Celebrate our shrub-steppe! The Images of the Shrub-Steppe Art Exhibit displays over 50 works in mixed media that offer diverse perspectives of our local landscape.  The exhibit will be on display at the Boxx Gallery July 6 through August 24.

Exhibit opening:  July 6
Artists reception:  July 20

Special Events and Awards to be announced.

Hikers
by artist Sara Cate

SUMMER TALKS

Relax, grab a beer, and learn something! We’re excited to partner with Single Hill Brewing for the first ever Hill Talk.   

LIVING WITH WOLVES IN WASHINGTON

Wednesday, July 17, 7 – 8:30pm

@Single Hill Brewing

 

Wolves capture our imaginations – whether positively or negatively. As a wildlife biologist turned rancher, Molly Linville has a unique perspective on the benefits and challenges of wolves returning to the state. She will discuss the life history of wolves, their current population in the state, the growing social conflict around this apex predator, and efforts being made to minimize wolf and livestock interactions. She will also recommend what folks can do to keep themselves and their pets safe while enjoying trails.

Join us to learn about the return of wolves to Washington and how we can avoid conflicts with this iconic canine.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY WALKS

Our Community Walks are family friendly and educational. Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming walks in 2019.

Community Walks are open to all ages. Walkers should wear sturdy shoes and outdoor clothes and come prepared for any weather. Walks typically last 1.5 – 2 hours. Feel free to bring binoculars and cameras. Call (509) 248-5065 with questions or email info@cowichecanyon.org. Directions to all of our trailheads can be found on the Trails Page.

WINTER LECTURE SERIES

Our Winter Lecture Series explores scientific concepts and phenomena related to the shrub-steppe. Stay tuned for announcements about our 2020 lecture series.