UPDATE 4:15pm. THE ROAD IS NOW OPEN BOTH WAYS) There is a sinkhole on RT2 east of Skykomish which has restricted traffic to alternating in one lane. Here is an article in the Seattle Times about traffic expectations this weekend. This partial closure is going to make for tough driving this weekend…

Check status at WSDOT before heading across

Saving Nason Ridge

We are pleased to inform the community that your efforts, starting last July 31st, have resulted in an agreement that was announced today between Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) and Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) and Weyerhaeuser. A purchase and sale agreement is in place between WRC and Weyerhaeuser for the purchase of the ENTIRE Nason Ridge Weyerhaeuser property (3714 Acres). The sale includes the Nason Ridge Trail over Lake Wenatchee State Park, significant frontage on Nason Creek (the most important single salmon spawning stream in the Central Columbia and the focus of a very large effort to restore Spring Chinook), and the 25k of trails that have been groomed by the Lake Wenatchee State Park for cross country skiing.

As part of this effort, CDLT and the community have formed a fund raising committee to solicit contributions towards the community goal of raising one million dollars towards the purchase over the next six months. WRC will be working with many partners to fill in the remaining funding and work out the long term management plan. The WRC Press release can be found here. An online donation form and more information on Saving Nason Ridge can be found at Save Nason Ridge website.

This conservation effort could not have succeeded without the tremendous response from the community, we all look forward to enjoying this unique resource for many years to come. We would also like to thank Weyerhaeuser for listening to the community and giving us the opportunity to work with them on a mutually beneficial solution.

The community fund raising committee consists of

Ray Aspiri
Rob Shurtleff
Jeff Thiel

Committee Members
Bill Miller
Chris Stahler
Eric Prestbo
Tim Gallagher
Bob Ogburn and Wally Gibbons are supporting the effort as well.

Feel free to email Admin at LakeWenatcheeInfo.com and we will connect you to the committee.
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 It’s that time again-  Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue Auxiliary announces Yard Sale Drop-Off Saturday!!!

On Saturday, June 9th,  we will receive Yard Sale donations at our Beaver Valley Station next to the grade school (19015 Beaver Valley Road) from 9 AM to 12:00 noon. Auxiliary members will be on hand to receive your donation for the sale to be held Labor Day weekend.

As a reminder-  regulations do not allow us to accept the following items; helmets, baby car seats, cribs and high chairs, undergarments, large TVs, used tires and rims, large appliances, used soiled mattresses, open toiletries, broken barbecues, propane tanks and used gas cans, open cans of paint and solvents or any potential toxic or flammable liquids or sprays. We appreciate all of the support with your donations, at the same time we need to let you know we do reserve the right not to accept items that hold no value and pose a harm to storing or selling.

Thank you for your support to our community and our Fire Department!!

Master Gardener program……………..

 If you like to garden, enjoy the fellowship of others with the same interest and want to learn more about the science and art of growing plants, join the Chelan/Douglas County WSU Master Gardeners as they host the 2018 State Master Gardener Conference, September 26-29, 2018, at the Wenatchee Convention Center.
This is your opportunity to Learn from the Best and obtain the same level of high quality education from university and community experts! During the conference, gardeners of all abilities from all over the state will learn new techniques using plants, space, color and sustainability while they network with leaders in the garden industry. Tours will include visits to several different types of gardens and activities that range from apples to fire affected landscapes, to a gourmet lunch amid the gardens at a local winery.
A conference highlight is keynote speaker, Adam Schwerner, Disneyland Resort’s Director of Horticulture and Resort Enhancement. Mr. Schwerner will share his professional journey and his unique approach of blending the science of horticulture with art in one of the world’s largest amusement parks.
Early Registration begins April 1, 2018. Go to www.sharingourroots.org for more information and to register.

Plant a pansy for Mothers Day!

 Plain Hardware and the Grunewald Guild are joining to bring a free event to the community this Saturday, May 12th, at the hardware store. Kids 14 and under are invited to plant a pansy for Mothers Day from 10AM to noon. The pansies, potting soil and pots will be provided free of charge and local artists from the Grunewald Guild will be hosting the planting and decorating table. Come meet the artists and gift the pansy to Mom on Sunday for Mothers Day!

Administrative job opportunity at LWFR

 Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue is seeking to fill the position of administrative coordinator. If interested in applying for this position please send a letter of interest to Chief Lamar, Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue, 21696 Lake Wenatchee Hwy, Leavenworth, WA 98826 or email him at lwfrchief@nwi.net. A job description will be provided upon receipt of  letter of interest.