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.
When: Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: This talk will be held online, via Zoom. You need to Register here.
Join Eastern Washington University’s Jessica Allen for a tour through the many hidden worlds of lichens. Learn about the roles lichens play in creating and sustaining biodiversity, with a special focus on local lichens here in the shrub-steppe and The Palouse. Jessica will also describe some of her recent genetics research into beautiful and mysterious wolf lichens. How is lichen genomics changing our understanding of the history and future of lichens?
You need to pre-register for this talk. Register here.
When: Tuesday, April 6, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Online Zoom Meeting (details to come)
We’re looking for original writing about or relating to the natural world, especially the wild things that live and breathe in our special place on this earth, in Central Washington. Stories can involve nature as characters, narrators, heroes, villains, tricksters, or something totally different. Tell your story! More information and submission guidelines here. Submissions due by Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Contest winners will be invited to participate in a live Virtual Reading event held over Zoom on the evening of Wednesday March 17, 2021. More information here.
When: Wednesday March 17, 6pm.
Where: This event will be hosted online, via Zoom, in partnership with Yakima Valley Libraries. Registration details to come…
Join Nature’s Storytellers Writing Contest winners and honorable mentions for an evening of local poetry and prose about our natural world. Brave storytellers, youth and adults, will read their work.
As of Saturday, 2/27/21, all Cowiche Canyon Conservancy trails are OPEN. Please enjoy responsibly!