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Election Day for Honey Bees

The dandelions are out in full force in our area and the honey bees are happily visiting them. Please think twice about spraying your dandelions when you could be helping out the bees by letting your dandelions flourish. ...
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Save the Wenatchee River Waterfront

When was the last time you visited a Wenatchee riverfront area that was still serene and peaceful, a place where you could walk, fish or just lie back and take in the surroundings? How about a location that offers access to some of the best steelhead fishing in the valley?
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Mud is Our March Madness

"This time of year I think about our valley in  E.E. Cummings’ terms  as “mud-luscious” and “puddle-wonderful.” During this in-between season, consider heading to a local riverside park, swimming beach, or boat launch to experience a muddy adventure. You may want to take a child along to make sure to witness first-hand the delight of new discoveries.

 
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Dream Job

What makes time stand still for you? What is something that makes you feel in the present moment? For this Alaska grizzly guide, being in nature with grizzly bears is what makes him feel alive and very happy. Inspire and get outdoors. ...
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Our Beloved Saddle Rock

A video produced by our local North 40 Productions and sponsored by local Chelan Douglas Land Trust. We are a community that blends fantastic conservation efforts and outdoor recreation opportunities. Lets keep Saddle Rock thriving in a conscious, leave no trace kind of way and celebrate what is this areas natural beauty.
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Ishmael - Old but Good

My daughter asked if I’d read it.
    “Ishmael?” I thought and there was the smallest germ of memory. “Is the story about a telepathic gorilla?”
     “Re-read it.” my daughter suggested. “It’s your kind of a book…the gorilla is also an environmentalist."
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Wool or Cotton -- What's Greener?

Which is greener Wool or Cotton? It’s not a black or white or answer and boils down to this choice: Do you want to keep pesticides out of the ground of greenhouse gases out of the air? Read a fuller discussion of this question at this link.
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Trail Do's and Don'ts

How many times have you rolled into a trailhead parking lot, and hit the trail without so much as a glance toward the kiosk at the beginning? We are all guilty--especially at trailheads we use frequently. How many times do we really need to be reminded of staying on the trail, not cutting switchbacks, taking only pictures…? It all leaves us thinking that if we wanted to be under the thumb of regulations we could have stayed in town!

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Bay Watch

This article by Tom Reese in The Seattle Times, discussing the Union Bay wetlands that are part of the 320-acre University of Washington Botanic Gardens, is thoughtful and nicely written. It might give you ideas for an outing during your next trip to Seattle. It also harkens to what makes our lifestyle so special throughout the Wenatchee Valley....
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'Going' in the Woods

‘Downloading’ in the wilds – whether that’s in the woods while hiking, on glaciers while climbing, or along a river while car camping or canoeing – ranks as one of those least-discussed topics. It’s a topic novices are embarrassed asking about and one professionals are none to keen to hop on the soapbox and lecture about. So the whole mess gets swept under the rug. ...