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Latest grant tops fundraising goal for foothills

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WENATCHEE — A large state grant has pushed fundraising efforts over the top in a two-year, locally fueled campaign to buy Wenatchee foothills lands for public recreation and wildlife habitat.

The approximately $1 million grant from the state Wildlife and Recreation Program has boosted total funds raised to more than $8.4 million, the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust announced this morning. That total exceeds the non-profit’s fundraising goal of $8.15 million.

The grant, which was awarded to the city of Wenatchee, will…

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