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Programs that create a lifetime of understanding and caring for the natural world


The Wenatchee River Institute believes the greatest hope for the future is in connecting people with the natural world. With the highest quality facilities, programs, and staff, students and people of all ages are engaged in learning about, and caring for, our area's often fragile environment. Each experience is created to inspire understanding and an appreciation for the natural world. The Wenatchee River Institute facilities and services are available to all, regardless of race, color, national origin or ancestry.

Wenatchee River Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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Field Notes & News

Save the dates for The Bird (3rd) Weekend in May!
Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come to Leavenworth and the Wenatchee Valley for a brief, but important part of their year; breeding season. This unique area features spectacular habitats ranging from snow-capped mountains to sunny ponderosa pine forests, lush riparian zones to shrub-steppe. Bird Fest field trips are led by experts and professionals in their field. Activities also include wildflower walks, arts events, and family activities to ensure fun and learning for birders of all ages and skill levels

Red Barn Speaker Series starts September 12th!