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Lake Chelan Community Open Space Vision


Two large white birds with red-spotted heads stand side by side.
Lake Chelan Two birds recorded on video camera. © Mike Benbow

The Lake Chelan Community Open Space vision is about connecting people to the special places that make the area such a wonderful place to live, work, and play.  The community goal is to steward the valley’s open spaces in ways that improve access, protect environmental quality, and enhance the vitality of residents and visitors. 

The community’s top four open space goals are to:

  1. Protect water quality
  2. Promote community health through increasing access to trails, parks, and the lake
  3. Protect wildlife habitat and
  4. Preserve agricultural land.

The Lake Chelan Open Space Vision project identifies the highest priority areas to consider for new open space in a way that will maximize the benefit to natural resources and the local economy. As the area grows, strategic placement of parks and open space will be needed to maintain these resources, while developing new recreational opportunities and maintaining the community’s agricultural heritage which are critical to the local economy.