Help us celebrate our beautiful planet at the Whitman Mission. Learn to orient yourself in nature, practice Leave No Trace principles, and explore the history of the site. Plus, enjoy singing along to songs about the natural world with local musician, Jimmye Turner, and his guitar.
Spend a spring morning exploring the finer details involved in small scale, sustainable, natural fiber production. Join Elaine Vandiver of Old Homestead Alpacas, a US Army combat veteran turned first generation farmer, as she shares how she manages and raises 35 alpacas to produce a line of farm-raised knitwear and specialty yarns.
In this field workshop, we will facilitate a more “close-up” look at the amazing native plant diversity of the Blue Mountains. Participants will become familiar with the tools and resources needed to identify the flowers and other plants they will encounter while on their own future mountain ramblings.
This hike takes place in the Umatilla National Forest on the Ridge Rim Trail deep in the Blue Mountains. The hike provides spectacular views of the forested canyons of the Umatilla River. Initially, the trail traverses on a level path through meadows overlooking the canyon of Lake Creek.
Did you know fossils of almost the entire evolution of the horse can be found in the Pacific Northwest?Also, that the site of some of the oldest human remains in North America have been found in the area? Learn to piece together the stories and actions of the past by inspecting cool rocks, sediments, and fossils.
Please join us for an evening of good friends, great food, and plenty of fun. We’ll share this year’s conservation, education, and recreation successes, and what’s to come in 2018. Together, we will celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of 2017 and the people who helped achieve them.