PUD seeks public input on Horan Natural Area future management

Horan Natural Area

One of the Wenatchee Valley’s treasured nature preserves could be undergoing some changes in the future.

The Horan Natural Area is located near the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers linked by the Apple Capital Loop Trail between Walla Walla Point Park and Confluence State Park.

The former orchard land was purchased by the PUD in the 1980s for recreation and wildlife development for the Rock Island Dam project.

The Horan Natural Area is managed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation.

The two entities are now engaged in a visioning process for its future management and they hosted an open house Wednesday to get more community feedback. NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair filed a report . . .

Officials say the visioning process will continue with more public outreach planned. You can learn more about the project on the PUD’s website.