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. 

MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION PARTY

You’re invited!

CELEBRATE YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE SHRUB STEPPE

We want to thank you for your commitment to protecting the lands of Cowiche Canyon Conservancy. Your gift of membership supports our work to provide opportunities for people to enjoy and experience the natural and wild beauty of the Yakima Valley. We could not do this without you

Thursday, November 15 | 5 to 7pm

at Cowiche Canyon Kitchen

Join us for our annual Membership Party at the wonderful Cowiche Canyon Kitchen, which will serve snacks and drinks. Sign up or renew your membership for 2019 at the party! If you can’t join the party and want to support Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, click here.

POLLINATORS: A HERO’S LIFE

A collaboration of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Cowiche Canyon Conservancy and friends celebrating the work and lives of pollinators in our midst.

CALL TO ARTISTS! 

CCC and Yakima Symphony Orchestra present Pollinators: A Hero’s Life — an exhibit celebrating the heroic lives of pollinators. We are currently seeking submissions in the following mediums: drawing, printmaking, fiber art, painting, photography and mixed media.

Deadline for entries: January 15, 2019

Pollinators fertilize flowers by moving pollen from the male part (anther) of a flower to the female part (stigma). Pollination results in seeds and fruits and the next generation of plants. Bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds and bats are some of the pollinators that carry pollen from one plant to another as they collect nectar. These heroic pollinators play an extremely important role in our food supply, local economy and ecosystem.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY WALKS

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.

Saturday, October 20 | 10am to noon

 

Fall Colors Walks

 

Snow Mountain Ranch

Experience the gorgeous colors of the changing seasons at our annual Fall Colors Walks. Walks and hikes of varying lengths are available. Trained guides will lead you around the Snow Mountain Ranch trail system.  Walks are family friendly and geared to all ages and abilities. There is no charge to participate. Meet in the parking lot at the check-in station at 10 am. Volunteers will be available to help with trail selection. Wear sturdy shoes and layers of outdoor clothing for variable weather. Bring sunscreen, water, binoculars, and a camera.

 

Meet in the Snow Mountain Ranch parking lot.

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Snow Mountain Ranch Fall Colors Hiking Recreation Shrub-Steppe Photo: David Hagen
Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Hiking Trails Pasture Clouds Snow Mountain Ranch Shrub-Steppe Yakima, WA Conservation Photo: David Hagen
Photos: David Hagen

WINTER LECTURE SERIES

Check back for the 2019 schedule.

COWICHE CANYON ROCKS!

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EARTH DAY

Saturday, April 20, 2019

 

Stay tuned for events to come!