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National Public Lands Day

Although COVID restrictions prevent us from staging an event we encourage you to enjoy the health benefits of spending time outdoors. You can visit national parks admission free. Closer to home there are many options for spending time in nature including Amon Creek Natural Preserve, Bateman Island and Wye Park, Chamna Natural Preserve, Horn Rapids…

#OptOutside

This is the sixth year that REI will close its stores on Black Friday and encourage its customers to #OptOutside. For the past five years we have participated in the campaign by offering guided hikes along the Tapteal Trail. As part of this year’s campaign REI is encouraging people to #RecreateResponsibly. The recommendations include to…

Pamela and Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship

Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now being accepted for the Pamela and Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship. This scholarship was created by Tapteal Greenway in 2016 in honor of the years of dedicated service to the local community by Pamela and Scott both as teachers and as active members of Tapteal Greenway. The scholarship…

Rattlesnake Mountain Trail Work

Runners of the Sage have a trail work party planned for the Rattlesnake Mountain Preserve on February 27, starting at 1pm. We will be out there with some extra tools, so come join us if you can spare a couple hours.

Bateman Island Cleanup

Tapteal Greenway is organizing a cleanup of the Bateman Island/Wye Park area on May 22. Due to road construction we will meet in the Columbia Park West parking lot. The cleanup is scheduled to start at 9:00, so please arrive a little early to sign in (a City of Richland volunteer release is required for…

Bateman Island/Wye Park Cleanup

This year we have decided to participate in the REI #OptOutside campaign by organizing a cleanup of the Bateman Island/Wye Park area on the Friday after Thanksgiving. So the day after stuffing yourself, you can get out to enjoy some fresh air and help clean up one of our most popular recreation areas. We will…

Pamela and Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year are being accepted through April 30 for the Pamela and Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship. This $2,000 merit-based scholarship was created by Tapteal Greenway in 2016 in honor of the years of dedicated service to the local community by Pamela and Scott both as teachers and as active members of…

New Year’s Day Hike

Celebrate the end of the holiday season and start the New Year off right by joining us for a hike. We will meet in the parking lot on the north side of WE Johnson Park at 1:00PM (south of Van Giesen at the end of Hall Road). We are planning on hiking a four mile…

Tapteal Greenway Spring Hike

Join us for a spring hike along the Tapteal Trail near Horn Rapids! This is an easy out-and-back hike that goes partly along the Yakima River through some excellent shrub-steppe habitat. We expect to see plenty of early spring flowers such as desert parsley, prairie rocket, veiny dock, and flowering shrubs. We will also visit…

Earth Day Trail Project

Help us celebrate Earth Day by performing some trail maintenance in Chamna Natural Preserve. We will meet at the Mid-Point Trailhead (not the main parking lot) at 10:00 then split into teams to cut back the vegetation growing along multiple sections of the River Trail. We will plan to work for about two hours. Bring…

Tapteal Water Trail Paddle

Our first Tapteal Water Trail paddling event of the year has been rescheduled to June 25. The paddle will be from Benton City to Horn Rapids Park (eleven miles). Drop off your gear at the Benton City boat launch (we will have someone there by 8:00am) and drive your vehicle to the Horn Rapids Park…