The Wenatchee River Institute connects people, communities, and the natural world. We believe truly sustainable community is balanced on the triple bottom-line: environmental, economic, and social sustainability. WRI provides adult educational programs, year-round outdoor youth environmental science, a community garden, local sustainability networks including LIFE2 and Think Local First, nature festivals, and barrier-free access to nature.
WRI owns and operates Barn Beach Reserve, a 9-acre nature sanctuary bordering the Wenatchee River, which also houses partners Icicle Arts and the Upper Valley Museum. Our support comes from members— people like you who care about community, sustainability, and the natural world.