Laughing, learning, collaborating, and community building – the indicators of a tremendously successful program

By: Katie Strahl and Nina Aragon This February, Basecamp Cascadia, Team Naturaleza, She Colors Nature and Community Snow Observations joined forces to put on Winter in the Wild Community Day – with financial support from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington and pizza from Dan’s Food Market in Leavenworth.  A little about these organizations:…

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Starting today: Water Year Contest!

To keep track of the seasonal changes in groundwater availability, river flow and so on, hydrologists follow a rather distinct calendar; they split up the year by movement of water through different medium. October 1st is the “first day of the new year” as it typically marks the first day of (potential) snow fall. Of…

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Full Circle 2022

The Community Snow Observations (CSO) project relies on a community…it’s in the name. Our community is made up of outdoor enthusiasts and snow professionals. Those involved are motivated by a love for snow, science, or both. When you’re out in the backcountry and look around, really look around, what and who do you see? Is…

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Living Snow Project

pink snow algae

The Living Snow Project (LSP) is a citizen science program housed at Western Washington University that studies “watermelon snow,” or snow algae.

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