A Fund Raising Even for Chapter JF/WA P.E.O.
(Philanthropic Education Organization)
Women Helping Women Reach For the Stars

Thursday ~ APRIL 12, 2018
1:00 PM

Showcasing Styles from Upper Valley Shops
$30.00 per person
Tea & Light Luncheon
Icicle Village Resort
505 US Highway 2 – Leavenworth

Due to limited seating, reservations must be made (and paid for) in advance.
Please R.S.V.P. by April 5, 2018 to Jimi Wilson
E-mail: jbwilson@nwi.net ~ Phone: 509-763-3445
Make checks payable to: Chapter JF Mail to: 15440 Cedar Brae Rd. – Leavenworth – 98826

Scientists from WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife will be sampling in Lake Wenatchee starting this Monday March 19th. Sampling will be at night so don’t be surprised to see a few unusual lights.

For several years, Chelan County Natural Resources Department has worked with the community and fisheries management agencies to develop a plan to evaluate the food web dynamics in Lake Wenatchee. Partial funding has been secured to start this monitoring effort. Last summer, fisheries biologists began data collection in Lake Wenatchee, the Little Wenatchee, and the White River to monitor juvenile spring Chinook salmon. The results will help scientists understand the distribution, feeding behavior, growth, and risk of predation as these fish migrate through the Lake. This research also estimates which fish eat juvenile spring Chinook salmon. The data will provide an initial estimate for predation losses imposed on juvenile salmon by different predators. Future studies, if funded, will calculate the survival rate of spring Chinook as they migrate through the lake. Data is being collected by Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Geological Survey, and US Forest Service Research Station.

Starting Monday March 19th, scientists will be collecting fish samples from boats starting at dusk and work may continue until dawn depending on catch rates. Lakeside residents might see buoys on the water which are often blinking at night. Residents might also hear the generator on the boat that runs the electrofishing equipment and boat lights will be shining into the water to facilitate sampling efforts. We hope to host a community meeting to share the results and findings of this data collection effort once the preliminary analysis has been completed.

For more information about this project contact Jennifer Hadersberger at jennifer.hadersberger@co.chelan.wa.us or (509) 667-6682.

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 Cascade Medical is now offering basic life-saving classes for community members, and advanced certification for healthcare providers and first-responders. More than a dozen dates are available for eight kinds of training, all listed at cascademedical.org.

To introduce this new service, our Emergency Medical team will host a free community CPR class at the Leavenworth Fire Hall, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 24. The class will focus on CPR basics, including hands-on practice on CPR mannequins, a written test and certification by the American Heart Association. Space is limited. Sign up by emailing Training Coordinator Shawn Ottley at shawno@cascademedical.org.

The goal of the new training programs is to empower the Upper Valley community to save lives, and to offer a convenient, trusted source for healthcare providers, firefighters, law enforcement and other first-responders to stay current on their certifications. “The trainings are flexible. The dates, the location, and the kind of class we offer — everything can be tailored to fit our students’ needs,” Ottley said. “We’ve taught a variety of group classes for private businesses, youth sports coaches and the local fire departments.”  A longtime trauma nurse and helicopter paramedic, Ottley began developing the new training program when he arrived at Cascade Medical in 2017. At first, his focus was hospital staff, then local first-responders, and now the community as a whole.

Community classes include:  · American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR and AED, · AHA Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED, · Basic Life Support, Cascade Medical will also offer advanced certifications for professionals, regardless of where they work. Professional courses include:  Advanced Cardiac Life Support,  Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum, Basic ECG (electrocardiogram),  Heart Failure Management,  Vaso-Active: Anti-arrhythmic Medication Management

The cost varies by class, but it covers certification fees, materials and a certified instructor. Group discounts are available. For more information, visit cascademedical.org/classes-training or email Shawn Ottley at shawno@cascademedical.org.  FaceBook Comments

Upper Valley Free Dental Clinic

On Thursday March 29th from 8:30 to 2:30, Upper Valley Free Clinic is partnering with Medical Teams International to provide urgent dental care to low-income adults in the Upper Valley.

The location will be the Leavenworth Fire Station at 228 Chumstick Hwy. An appointment is required so Call 509-548-0408 about qualifications and appointment times.

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 County Commissioner Kevin Overbay will hold his monthly meeting with constituents this Friday, March 9th, in the conference room of the Beaver Valley Lodge in Plain which is the building immediately South of Plain Grocery.  The meeting begins at 9AM and coffee and snacks will be provided. These informal “Coffee with Kevin” meetings have been well attended and very informative so tell your friends and bring your questions or comments on any County issue.

Lake Snow Video

Bob Clough of North Shore sent in this beautiful video of the fresh snow on Monday. Link is here, enjoy.

Firewise Community Sprint Chipping Event

This service is FREE for residents of Chelan County to help us all become more Firewise and secure in our community. For questions or additional information contact Amanda Levesque Newell with Cascadia Conservation District at amandal@cascadiacd.org or (509) 436-1601

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