PUD seeks public input on Horan Natural Area future management

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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.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.