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.
CCC and the BOXX Gallery in Tieton are partnering for our 4th annual art exhibit Images of the Shrub-Steppe. The exhibit showcases artwork inspired by the shrub-steppe lands of Cowiche Canyon Conservancy. The exhibit was juried by Renee Adams, Exhibition and Publicity Coordinator of Gallery One Visual Arts in Ellensburg.
Due to the public health concerns related to Covid-19, this exhibit will be on-line.
The exhibit will be on display July – August and features the work of the following artists:
Leo Adams |Jane Alynn | Crista Ames | Ryan Anderson | Janice Baker | John Barany | Betsy Bloomfield | Kate Bowditch | Jay Carskadden | Sara Cate | Joan Cawley Crane | Sharon Azhderian Cox | Kathleen Faulkner | Carol Fletcher | WD Frank | Nancy Gabriel | Sara Gettys | Ana Li Gresham | Susan Hahn | Susan Harris | Spencer Hatton | Tami Heide | Michael Jach | Mary Jepsen | John Kane | Kris Knight | Nicole Kristek | Marty Lovins | Gary Miller | Elizabeth Montes de Oca | Noel Moxley | Tim Nagle-McNaughton | Carolyn Nelson | Sheryl Pickering | Jackie Prout | Karen Quint | Darcie Roberts | Gayle Scholl | Stephen Stokesberry | Joyce Swart | Christie Tirado | Larry Wright | Michelle Wyles
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All of the funds raised are invested in CCC’s mission to protect
shrub-steppe habitat and connect people to this vanishing landscape!
CCC has launched a Capital Campaign to purchase 245 acres in the heart of the Uplands of Cowiche Canyon. The land for sale holds some of the most beloved and used trails of the Uplands. Come see for yourself! Join us for a guided tour of this property. You can help us raise the funds needed to purchase and permanently protect this land as public wild space.
Tours will start from Scenic Trailhead parking lot and will be about 1.5 hours.
Spring brings waves of wildflowers to the shrub-steppe. Join us for one of the first ones!
Spring means a flush of birdlife to the Yakima Valley. Come join longtime Audobon guide Andy Stepniewski for a tour of the remarkably diverse birds in the riparian and meadow zones of Snow Mountain Ranch.
We’ll meet in the parking lot of Snow Mountain Ranch. Note the unusual start time of 9:30am!
A local Earth Day tradition, CCC offers a series of learning stations along the Cowiche Canyon trail. Join us to learn about bugs, geology, native plants, stream ecology, and more! It’s a great event for families and to inspire youth enthusiasm for the natural world.
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 email@example.com. Directions to all of our trailheads can be found on the Trails Page.
Are you interested in getting involved with a local outdoor education program? Cowiche Canyon Conservancy is looking for volunteers to support our Trail Talks Field Trip program with school-age children. The best way to learn about this program is to join us for a Volunteer Orientation. You’ll hear how the program works, why it’s meaningful, and how you can get involved. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to Cy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For fans of the shrub-steppe and the outdoors who want to share their enthusiasm with youth! This orientation is for anyone considering volunteering for Cowiche Canyon Conservancy’s Trail Talks program. It is also for teachers and educators who want to learn more about the program.
This is a chance to learn all about native plants — where to find them, how to garden with them, and how they support our amazing native bee populations.