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Work Continues at the Wilson Conservation Area

Volunteers Help Reduce Fire Risk Near the Site of the Proposed Wilson Trailhead. Photo by Elijah Johnson

Following the acquisition of the Wilson Conservation Area in fall of 2019, Dishman Hills Conservancy (DHC) has been working hard to get the beautiful, 137-acre property ready for public access. The property has hosted multiple volunteer workdays under the direction of Isobel Smith, DHC’s Outreach Director, and Dan Wilson of the Stewardship Committee. Volunteers have been helping with cleanup, habitat restoration, improving access, and more. If you would like to volunteer at the Wilson Conservation Area, check back regularly at DishmanHills.org/Events for opportunities. If your organization would like to do a service day, please email isobel@DishmanHills.org.

Once it is safe, we plan to host Dinners with a View – picnic-style events – from the viewpoint at the Wilson Conservation Area. Attendees will receive access to the new property, which features views over the Palouse and is not yet open to the public. A family-friendly setting will allow you to enjoy the outdoors while maintaining social distancing. Keep an eye on our Events page for updates!

DHC hopes to offer guided, in-person tours of the Wilson Conservation Area to members this fall. Group size will be limited, and we will follow social distancing and other safety guidelines. Personal protective equipment such as masks, hand sanitizer, and gloves will be provided.

Unsure of your membership status? Email Elijah, DHC’s Communications Director, at elijah@DishmanHills.org to be sure you’re on our list to stay up to date with the latest from DHC. We hope you will join us for an event at the Wilson property soon!

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