Cascadia Conservation District
Serving Chelan County

"In the end, we conserve only what we love.  We will love only what we understand. 
We will understand only what we are taught." -Baba Dioum, Senegalese poet

Understanding the World Around Us

Education and outreach efforts are critical to the success of nearly every project we participate in. Educational programming and outreach materials help to demonstrate how natural environments function, how our activities can impact those environments, and how we can best mitigate those impacts. Cascadia Conservation District participates in a number of education and outreach efforts including:


Beaver Education Activity Book
Learn more about these amazing creatures with this great collection of fun and education activities like word search, fill in the blank, maze and more! En español aquí! 

Beaver-Powered Restoration Presentation

Michael Dello Russo of Trout Unlimited and Alex Harwell of Cascadia Conservation District will team up to tell us about the Wenatchee-Entiat Beaver Project! The Project provides education and outreach to manage human-beaver conflicts, relocates beavers, and constructs beaver dam analogs to restore aquatic and riparian environments in Central Washington.

Chelan County Clean Water Campaign
This collaborative effort between organizations and businesses interested in improving water quality in Chelan County hosts a photo contest and produces a natural resource stewardship calendar annually

Chelan County Fair
Cascadia hosts an information table and our Enviroscape model to teach kids about the dangers of pollution

Community Events
Cascadia participates in many community events like Earth Day Fairs in Leavenworth, Entiat, and Chelan as well as hosting information tables and kids activities at local farmer's markets - like Leavenworth and Wenatchee

Conservation News Minutes
These videos are quick highlights of some of our projects and programs

Conservation Quarterly Newsletter
Our quarterly newsletter keeps partners, stakeholders, and the public informed about our current programs and upcoming events

Kids in the Creek
The annual and award-winning Kids in the Creek program gets high school science students out of the classroom and into the outdoors to learn how stream and watersheds work. About 300 students from about 10 area high schools participate each year.

Kids in the Forest
Kids in the Forest focuses on enriching the link between people and forests. By creating baseline knowledge, students learn to talk about forest management and wildfire in their community in a way that supports sustainable approaches to land management. About 1,200 students participate each spring and fall.

 *Thank you to the WA Recreation & Conversation Office for funding Kids in the Creek and Kids in the Forest for two years with No Child Life Inside Funds. Details here 

Native Planting 101

This workshop is free and covers planting techniques, pollinators, weeds, and more 

Salmon Education Activity Book
Learn more about these amazing creatures with this great collection of fun and education activities like an interactive life cycle journey, maze and more!

Salmon Recovery Series
Learn about salmon decline, the connection between forests and salmon, and beaver powered restoration in this partnership series with local natural resources experts. 

Wenatchee River Salmon Festival
This annual event that consists of two days devoted to students and one day for families attracts around 8,000 visitors per year. Cascadia brings the US Bureau of Reclamation's Rolling Rivers trailer to this event to teach students about watersheds and fish habitat.

Due to the cancellation of Salmon Fest 2020, we decided to create and gather some fun and educational salmon-centric activities and resources that can be enjoyed by anyone, from anywhere. We call it…, Salmon On-Line! Check it out here!

Learn more about the Rolling Rivers trailer and water quality education here!

Check out our virtual Rolling Rivers multi-media presentation here!

Wheat Week
This hand-ons environmental education program takes place in schools and teaches students about water, soils, watersheds, energy, systems, and wheat, and how they impact our lives. Lessons are one hour per day for five consecutive days. Wheat Week is FREE to schools. Contact for additional information

Recreating Responsibly
Learn about Leave No Trace ethics, how to help protect drinking water, and locations of trailheads in the Icicle Watershed here


Contact us to learn more.