"Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children's lifetime.
The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land. "
- Luna Leopold
Chelan County Clean Water Campaign
From the ridge tops to the valley bottoms, Chelan County is a spectacular place to live, work and play. When asked what we love most about the area we may each picture something different, but chances are whatever comes to mind is dependent on one critical factor- an abundance of clean, cool water. Whether we see ourselves hiking, rafting, fishing, or farming, our quality of life is directly related to the quality and quantity of water in our rivers and streams.
Over the past few
Studies indicate that many rivers and streams in Chelan County do not meet water quality standards set in place to protect human health and fish habitat. The science behind what is going on can be complex, but The Solution is simple and it begins with us.
Little things we do In Our Home, With Our Vehicles, In Our Yard, and With Our Animals can make a
big difference and help ensure that the natural beauty we love today is still available for our children to
enjoy tomorrow. Select a category below to learn more and get the tools you need to get started…
Reduce your use of phosphorus to keep waterways healthy for all of us!
Keep harmful chemicals out of our water – use a commercial car wash!
Scoop the poop to keep our water clean!
The 2020 Photo Contest has ended. Thank you to all who submitted!
Please visit our Photo Contest page for additional information and to submit!
2021 Calendars are in! Please call 509-436-1601 to arrange pick up.
Contact us at (509) 436-1601 to get yours!
These messages and the photo contest/calendar were developed as part of the
Picture the Wenatchee watershed stewardship campaign.
We have expanded the campaign to include all of Chelan County.