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State to spend millions to protect rare plants in Chelan County

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NCW — The state Department of Natural Resources will be spending more than $5.3 million to buy land or conservation easements near Wenatchee and Leavenworth to protect rare plants.

The recent funding awards include:

Nearly $2.74 million to buy up to 1,960 acres to expand the Upper Dry Gulch Natural Area Preserve to protect the Whited’s milkvetch, a rare plant. The preserve is about 13 miles southeast of Wenatchee.

Over $2.6 million to buy some 230 acres near Leavenworth to…

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