There will be a meeting Thursday June 1st from 6-8pm at the Rec Club to discuss the water quality of Fish Lake. Chelan County, Chelan-Douglas Health District, Washington Dept. of Ecology and WSU have partnered and are in the process of developing an algae control plan to control future Algae Blooms. Community engagement and support is an integral part of this plan. Meeting topics include lake ecology, water sampling, invasive weeds and funding requirements.
The water level of the lake has come up significantly again in the last couple days due to warming weather and that rise continues. Current NWS forecast projects the Wenatchee River at Peshastin rising nearly another 2 feet in the next day, cresting about midday Wednesday the 24th. At the lake we tend to see a rise of about ¾ of what is forecast for Peshastin. If you have beach toys already out you might want to pull them up a little further and be aware also of large logs and wood debris coming downlake- there has been quite a bit the last couple days. See the current river level forecast.
Please join Cascadia Conservation District and the US Forest Service on a 2 hour tour to see upcoming 2017 prescribed burns in the Lake Wenatchee and Chumstick Watersheds. This is also an opportunity to view areas where prescribed fire has been used as a tool to restore the landscape 1, 5, and 10 years ago. Join for this great discussion and get your questions answered! You can download a flyer for the event here.
When: Wednesday, May 24th
Where: Meet at Plain Hardware
Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Auxiliary Safety Day will be held Saturday, May 27 from 11 am to 3 pm at Fire Station 93 located at 19015 Beaver Valley Road (next to the Beaver Valley School near Plain). Activities will include: opportunity for kids to use a fire hose, free hot dogs, free bicycle helmets, free blue reflective address signs. Partner organizations are Cascade Medical (providing colon cancer information and a giant inflatable colon to walk through) and Firewise (providing Free Fire Assessment Sign-up and other firewise information). Bring the family, have lunch and learn about the many aspects of safety. COMMENTS
Congratulations to local firefighter Nikkole Jones for receiving the Keisha Engley Award from the Chelan-Douglas Youth United Way. Nikkole joined Lake Wenatchee F ire & Rescue in 2015 as a cadet and was the first youth Cadet to become a qualified firefighter for LWFR. She is the daughter of Michelle and Chuck Kocher of Lake Wenatchee. LWFR Chief Mick Lamar, Lieutenants Chuck Kocher and Mike Stanford and Firefighter Tim McElravey were attendance the ceremony to honor Nikkole for her achievement.
The KEIA is presented to a high school senior who has completed the United Way Youth United Program for contributions to their community that surpass those of their peers and invokes inspiration and action in others; someone who aspires to make a difference and “proves it” based on their work and motivations; someone who makes a plan to effect change and make an impact and puts the plan into motion.