Last month, The Conservation Alliance funded the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust's Wenatchee Foothills Campaign to protect 2,562 acres and establish a foothills trail system that ensures recreational access for future generations of outdoor enthusiasts and conserves wildlife habitat lands. On Friday, CDLT moved one step closer to success by securing public assess to Castel Rock.
The popular campaign to preserve Wenatchee's gorgeous natural backdrop notched up another success this week with the addition of Lower Castle Rock to the protected lands of the Wenatchee Foothills.
"This brings us one step closer to surrounding the city we love with natural beauty that everyone can access." Said Bob Bugert, Director of the Chelan Douglas Land Trust. "Buying Lower Castle Rock will let us give everyone legal, safe access to Castle Rock and the Number 1-2 Canyon Divide leading to Horse Lake Mountain and incredible views of the Cascades."
Castle Rock is the 4th piece of land bought through the Wenatchee Foothills Campaign, an unprecedented community initiative to save open land where the public can go to hike, bike, and play, enjoying unspoiled scenery and wildlife habitat.
The $8.1M campaign aims to double the acreage of land in our Foothills for public access and recreation – making those areas permanently available for trails and maintaining key wildlife habitat. Success will ensure that the natural beauty and outdoor lifestyle that draws people to Wenatchee for short visits, or to live and work, stay just as breathtaking for our children and grandchildren as they are today.
"The Trust for Public Land is fully committed to helping the community protect and care for the Wenatchee Foothills." Said Mike Deller, Washington State Director at The Trust for Public Land. "Just like the people of Wenatchee, we see the value of making a long-term investment in this irreplaceable natural asset."