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Health & Safety Update

To ensure that the Wenatchee River Institute remains a safe, secure, and welcoming space, we have cancelled all adult and youth programs through mid-May. If you have pre-registered for an event that happens before mid-May, you will be contacted by phone and e-mail, and a full refund will be offered.

We continue to accept registrations for Bird Fest (May 14 - 17) and Summer Camps (June - Aug).  If these events are cancelled, the Wenatchee River Institute will refund 100% of the registration fees.

Decisions about whether to hold upcoming programs will follow guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the federal government, Governor Inslee, and local authorities.  We continue to revise our plans daily as new information is available.

The Wenatchee River Institute takes the health of our community very seriously.  There are no adult and youth programs happening on our campus and most staff are working from their homes.  The only time we gather as a staff is to do outdoor yard work, and even then we maintain social distancing. 

We look forward to working with the youth and adults of our community in the future.  We miss you!

If you have questions about COVID-19 and the Wenatchee River Institute, please call us at (509) 548-0181 or email us at


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


The Wenatchee River Institute believes that the greatest hope for the future is to connect people, communities and 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 an understanding of, 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