Saturday, September 27, 2014

10 am

Sinlahekin Wildlife Area

Loomis, Washington

Join the fun of celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Sinlahekin – Washington’s first Wildlife Area-as we dash through the valley!

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Sinlahekin – the state’s first wildlife area – with events scheduled throughout the summer of 2014.
WDFW will kick off this summer-long celebration of the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area with a public ceremony June 7 at the wildlife area headquarters and wrap up events on September 27th with a trail run and closing ceremony.

The Sinlahekin Wildlife Area includes a total of approximately 14,000 acres in central Okanogan County. Elevation ranges from 1,500 feet on the valley floor to over 4,000 feet on the surrounding hills.  The Sinlahekin is the oldest wildlife area in Washington, with the first parcels purchased in 1939 using federal Pittman-Robertson funds to preserve mule deer winter range. Fishing, hunting, camping and hiking are very popular.