Living in harmony with your local environment
Land Trust publishes handbook
A handbook to help residents do their part to preserve the natural attributes of Chelan County is now available through the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust.
The 40-page book covers such backyard basics as living in harmony with wildlife, protecting homes from wildfire, landscaping using xeric and native plants, and composting. Protecting water supplies, co-existing with orchards, and residential and controlled burning is discussed. There is a section on commuting, and extensive information on local recycling options.
A county map is included, along with a guide to recreation opportunities and seasonal outings. There are extensive references to additional sources as well as Web links and phone numbers for parks information.
The handbook features full-color photographs by well-known local contributors including John Marshall, Andy Dappen and Gretchen Rohde.
The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust had newcomers in mind when it designed the handbook, but long-time residents will also find it very useful, said Sharon Lunz, communications and outreach director. The Land Trust will distribute the book to new home buyers, and anyone else who is interested in a copy.
The Chelan County Natural Resources Department, the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, the Rotary Club of Wenatchee and Chelan County PUD provided support for the project.