Methow Conservancy Events

Methow Conservancy Events

January 3rd: First Tuesday on a Thursday Citizen Scientists and Seasonal Snow Modeling with David Hill - The Merc Playhouse. Doors Open at 6:30pm, Presentation is from 7-8pm. OSU Environmental Engineering professor and co-leader of the NASA-funded Community Snow Observation Project, David Hill will share more about this ongoing project to better understand mountain snow distribution using citizen science and satellite remote sensing. There will be plenty of opportunity to learn how you can get involved!

January 12: Winter Tracking with Nate Bacon - 8:30am-12:30pm, $45. See above for more details.

Jan. 8th: Methow GenNxt – Snowpack Outlook and Night Skiing Social, 6-8pm, Join us upstairs at the Winthrop Ice Rink as local professional ski guide and avalanche forecaster Drew Lovell talks about the present snowpack and seasonal outlook while we eat pizza and then we will head outside to night ski on the Methow Community Trail! Methow GenNxt is a gathering of Methow Valley's future leaders ages (approx. 21-45) where we come together, have fun, and make lasting connections. Stay tuned for more details.

January 16th: Big Valley Owling Adventure, 6 - 7:30pm
We'll walk the Big Valley loop looking and listening for owls! To sign up, email us or call (509) 996–2870.

First Tuesday February Arctic Double Header:

  • February 7th - The Winthrop Barn. Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation from 7-8pm.
    Mary Gallagher of the Alaska Wilderness League and Susan Ballinger Conservation Fellow at the Chelan Douglas Land Trust will share their photos and experiences traveling through the Alaska’s Arctic Coastal Plain and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Friday, February 8th - The Winthrop Barn. Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation from 7-8pm.
    Join Seattle based writer of “Arctic Solitaire” and award winning photographer Paul Souders as he showcases his amazing photos and tells his incredible tales from a three year quest to photograph poolar bears in their Canadian arctic home.

February 9th: Winter Tracking with Nate Bacon - 8:30am-12:30pm, $45. See above for more details.

Feb. 20th: Big Valley Owling Adventure Round 2, 7 - 8:30p, We’ll walk or ski the Big Valley loop looking and listening for owls!

February 26th: Special Feature! Melissa Arnot the Athlete, Advocate, and Adventurer - The Winthrop Barn. Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation from 7-8pm
Winthrop-based professional mountaineer Melissa Arnot will share stories from her adventures and advocacy in Washington, Nepal, and beyond! This should be an amazing talk by a truly inspirational human being. You won’t want to miss it!

Feb. 28th: Volunteer Appreciation and Spring Preview, 6 – 7:30pm, Calling all Methow Conservancy volunteers! Come join us at Six Knot Taphouse for dinner and drinks while we regale tales from the volunteer field and get excited for the work yet to come!!

First published in December 2018

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