September 25, 2019

So what is this thing, WindFall Cider Fest and Roots Music? And why is it a KEEN thing?

It’s like a brewfest, but for hard cider.

In its third year, WindFall is a craft beverage tasting and live music festival to celebrate the tastes and tunes of the season. It’s a benef...

July 31, 2019

The Kittitas Environmental Education Network’s partnership with Helen McCabe Memorial State Park might be extending far into the future, after KEEN organizers met with state officials last week.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission owns Helen McCabe Memo...

June 12, 2019

School’s out for summer, and if you are looking for something for your children to do, Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) just might have the answer. This year KEEN has three programs aimed toward Kittitas County youth; two programs for Summer Science in t...

April 3, 2019

Six years ago, I found my calling. After muddling through my final year of college and avoiding judgement of my family that went along with it, I was able to graduate with a degree in biology, and not a clue of how to use it. Having been on a pre-med trajectory for the...

February 26, 2019

What bird is emblematic of the arid intermountain western United States? There are charismatic birds found in the western United States that are iconic: Merlin and Peregrine Falcons, for example, but they are also found in the Midwest and eastern sectors of North Ameri...

December 20, 2018

Looking behind

What is a year? A measure of time, counted out second by second? A measure of distance, a complete journey around the sun? A changing of the seasons, from Winter to Spring to Summer to Autumn and back to Winter? A new page number in the history books, fro...

November 7, 2018

About 15 volunteers met on Oct. 27 at Helen McCabe State Park South of Ellensburg to participate in the Kittitas Environmental Education Network’s Fall Planting Party.

The event, co-sponsored by Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, is part of restoration work going...

August 31, 2018

An adult Southern Resident Orca eats nearly 400 pounds of fish, mostly chinook salmon, every day. Tahlequah carried her dead calf for 17 days, traveling over 1,000 miles. Without eating.

We can easily identify with the plight of Tahlequah and her Orca family. The popula...

July 28, 2018

KEEN has a new program called Connecting Kids to Camp this summer that came about through a grant from the No Child Left Inside program we received in June. The grant encouraged KEEN to hire a veteran, and we lucked out in finding Tom Duke USMC 65-70 to help run the pr...

June 22, 2018

Have you ever imagined yourself floating on a flat, glass-like lake, staring up at the cloudless, blue skies, watching an osprey soar off with a fish grasped in its talons? Can you picture yourself sprawled on a floating dock staring down into the water, watching pumpk...

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