Flowing right beneath our feet in the downtown Walla Walla, Mill Creek runs quietly through its concrete channel. It wasn’t always so.
Would you believe that cattle could be the key to improving soil health, maintaining healthy rivers, and combating climate change?
Because of safety concerns recently raised by the Walla Walla County, this event has been canceled. Another Mill Creek event that will not include a channel walk is being planned now. We hope to make an announcement about this second event by early July.
The Pacific Northwest is blessed with an abundance of energy, and renewable energy has become a potent economic and political force in our local community, region and nation.
Walla Walla draws its water from Mill Creek through a diversion dam, high in the Blue Mountains. Above that dam lies the Mill Creek watershed, an area closed to all traffic because of the risk of fire.
Vinea Vineyards is a network of winegrowers united by environmentally friendly and socially responsible growing practices. This tour will highlight four vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley appellation.
In this workshop, Jean Ann Mitchell will share her watercolor talents to teach painting of native plant botanicals. Jean Ann’s work is very recognizable in gift shops and galleries: detailed line drawings with beautiful colors artistically overlaid.
Hey kids! Hurry down to the City Library on Tuesday, June 20 for the start of a two-day nature fair produced by the library staff and their friends.
Pomeroy is a pretty town in a big county that most people have never visited. That’s a mistake. To see just a few of the things that makes Pomeroy proud, we will travel by bus to the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum.
Wheat has been the agricultural king in the Blue Mountain country as long as the land has been farmed. Other crops have played important roles including sweet onions, asparagus, wine grapes, fruit orchards and many more. Not long ago, green peas were a huge part of our agricultural economy. And now, they’re almost a memory.
Wetlands are one of the most important, and most overlooked, parts of a healthy environment. For years, both farmers and developers have spent millions of dollars draining and filling wetlands, but these areas provide critical habitat for birds and wildlife. Wetlands are a vital resource for the region’s rivers and streams, helping to store runoff and mitigate floods, then releasing that water over time during dry periods.
This 260 acre private conservation area holds many native wildflowers, including many of the orchid species native to Oregon.
Join us for a great family hike led by hike Chris Howard, a veteran member of the Blue Mountain Audubon Society.
Drive west of Walla Walla, and you will see miles of grass-covered hills. But did you know that much of this grassland used to be wheat fields?
Two very accomplished professional photographers team up for our first photography event of the season. Bill has been exploring and photographing the hills and creeks around Walla Walla for five years since moving to the Valley, and has discovered some photogenic gems. His friend, Mark, a photography instructor, also enjoys the photo ops of the region, and together they’ll share their views with you.
Kicking off our 2017 Learning on the Land series, the Blue Mountain Land Trust is proud to sponsor the third annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This festival is a collection of 14 films from the South Yuba River Citizens League in Nevada City, California. Wild & Scenic presents films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrates the natural beauty of our planet. This international tour visits over 200 communities around the globe - and on April 14 it arrives in Walla Walla!