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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…

Tapteal Water Trail Paddle

Our second Tapteal Water Trail paddling event of 2022 will be held on August 20 from Hyde Road to Bateman Island (ten miles).  This is a slow and relaxed part of the river with good wildlife viewing, especially birds.  Drop off your gear and any passengers at the Hyde Road boat launch (we will have…

Tapteal Water Trail Paddle

Our final Tapteal Water Trail paddle this year will be on September 24. The paddle will begin at the Snively Road boat launch and end at the Hyde Road boat launch (about 7 miles and 2.5 hrs). Drop off your gear and passengers at the Snively Road boat launch (we will have someone there by…

Woodward Conservation Scholarship

Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are now being accepted for the Pamela and Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship. This $2000 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 Tapteal…

New Year’s Day Hike

Tapteal Greenway is sponsoring a hike open to members and the public on January 1, New Year’s Day, in WE Johnson Park. We will meet at 10:00 at the Hall Rd trailhead by the archery range in Richland. To get there take Van Giesen toward West Richland and turn left in front of Woods Nursery…

Birding the Tapteal Greenway

The Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society and Tapteal Greenway are offering a series of joint bird walks in 2023. The walks will be led by excellent birders so you don’t have to be. This is a great opportunity to not only learn some birds, but also to see some of the interesting habitats and destinations…

Sacajawea Trail Cleanup

We will be performing a cleanup of the section of the Sacajawea Trail that crosses the Yakima River and passes through Columbia Point South. Meet at the east end of Carrier Road. Bring work gloves.

Tapteal Water Trail Paddle

We return to the Yakima River for our first Tapteal Water Trail paddle of 2023 on Saturday, June 17! We will kick off with our traditional upper section of Benton City to Horn Rapids Park. This is an 11 mile paddle and takes 2½ to 3 hours to complete. Drop off your gear and passengers…

Wildflower Walk and Seed Collection

Join us for a wildflower walk and seed collection event with our friends from Columbia Basin Native Plant Society. While we meander, we’ll also learn about ethical seed collection and dispersal strategies and collect seeds to be used for future projects onsite and within our chapter. We will be walking on uneven terrain. Closed toed…