A little background on WV TREAD:

Over the years, there have been a lot of amazing efforts made to provide Outdoor Recreation (OR) opportunities for our community; Mission Ridge, the Foothills Trail System, The Riverfront Trail, Squilchuck State Park just to name a few. 

Through public processes such as Our Valley Our Future and the Outdoor Recreation Study it is abundantly clear that OR continues to be extremely important to our community, but we lack coordination. In fact, establishing an organization to bring together all the various efforts was one of eight “Game Changers” identified in the Our Valley Our Future Plan.

This is where Wenatchee Valley TREAD comes in. TREAD stands for Trails Recreation Education Advocacy and Development. Our goal is to bring all the various stakeholders together (motorized, non-motorized, water, snow and land) so we can move forward in a coordinated fashion to thoughtfully and sustainably provide the best OR experiences we can, improving the quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits the region.

TREAD was started in the summer of 2017 with the help of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce. As a 501c3 organization, TREAD’s goals include:

  1. Create and OR asset inventory

  2. Develop and implement a signage plan

  3. Convene an “OR Roundtable” of all stakeholders so we can develop a regional comprehensive recreation plan

Please support us in elevating Outdoor Recreation in the Wenatchee Valley!



With a focus on place value and inclusiveness, WV Tread's mission is to:

  • Advocate for recreation in the Wenatchee Valley through education and communication, facilitation and collaboration, and planning and execution.

  • To leverage recreation to improve quality of life and health in the region.

  • To develop recreation-based economies as part of a strong and diverse economic mix that supports this region.


How It Will Be Accomplished


Maximizing the region's natural beauty and our natural resources with a conservationist sensibility.


Consolidate recreational stakeholders to develop and implement regional priorities, strategies, and action plans that best further the mission of TREAD as well as member organizations.


Developing collective regional funding mechanisms to support objectives.


Engaging citizens, especially youth to improve overall wellbeing and raising the quality of life in our community.







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Brand Statement

Shape, guide and develop the future of recreation in the Wenatchee Valley through Trails and Recreation Education, Advocacy and Development.


Geographical Area

Wenatchee Valley and our Neighbors

Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, and Cashmere School Districts shall be the loose boundary. We will extend our support to other similar efforts in farther away areas such as Leavenworth and Chelan.


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How We TREAD: 

So far, in 2018, TREAD has worked to accomplish the following:

  • Worked with regional outdoor recreation stakeholders to develop an economic impact study to gauge the contribution of outdoor recreation to the NCW economy. The full report can be found here.

  • Donated $8,600 to Evergreen MTB Alliance for more trails, signage, and a kiosk at Squilchuck State Park

  • Worked with WVC Outdoor Recreation students to conduct a survey of Sage Hills usage

  • Completing a regional asset inventory 

  • Convened our first Ex-Officio meeting with about 20 different organizations attending - next one Oct 10th at CTC 5-7pm

  • Welcoming Lead organization for the WA State Trail Coalition Conference October 26-28th at the Wenatchee Convention Center http://washingtonstatetrailscoalition.org/conferences/2018-conference/

  • Continuing to build the organizational infrastructure and expand the Board to include representation from equestrian, motorized, and water groups

  • Currently organizing a round table event of all user groups to be in the coming months to assess user needs and priorities for our community

  • 3 members attended a Nonprofit Sustainability Workshop hosted by 501 Consultants and the Port of Chelan County

  • Developing a 3-5 year strategic plan

  • Initiated a Communications Committee and a Communication action plan