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 and our year one goals are to:
- Create and OR asset inventory
- Develop and implement a signage plan
- 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.