Most of us love our Region’s outstanding systems. These trails provide exercise, escape, and enjoyment. We understand that it’s vital to take care of the system that has quickly become one of the most recognized assets of our community. And visitors are discovering and enjoying our trails, too.
TREAD is leading a project called TREAD Map. This comprehensive trail mapping app allows locals and visitors to plan the next outing, share experiences and conditions out on the trails or water, create connections with other trail enthusiasts and provide all the various land managers with a portal to create two-way communication with user groups and individuals.
Is the parking lot crowded? Is there a tree down on the trail? Wondering what the current, real-time conditions are like? Concerned about avalanche danger? Interested in discovering where that fork in the trail leads? TREAD Map provides dozens of data overlay options that allow users and land managers to customize information.
This tool has been developed to provide real-time conditions and closures, weather, events, volunteer coordination and much more to those who want or need to know.
Over the years, there have been a lot of amazing efforts made to provide Outdoor Recreation (OR) opportunities for our community; Mission Ridge, the Foothills Trail System, The Riverfront Trail, No. 2 Canyon, Ski Hill, and Echo Ridge, Squilchuck State Park just to name a few.
Through public processes such as Our Valley Our Future and the Outdoor Recreation Study it is abundantly clear that OR continues to be extremely important to our community, but we lack coordination. In fact, establishing an organization to bring together all the various efforts was one of eight “Game Changers” identified in the Our Valley Our Future Plan.
This is where TREAD comes in. TREAD stands for Trails Recreation Education Advocacy and Development. Our goal is to bring all the various stakeholders together (motorized, non-motorized, water, snow and land) so we can move forward in a coordinated fashion to thoughtfully and sustainably provide the best OR experiences we can, improving the quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits the region.
TREAD was started in the summer of 2017 with the help of the TREAD Chamber of Commerce.
As a 501c3 organization, TREAD’s goals include:
With a focus on place value and inclusiveness, TREAD's mission is to:
Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Cashmere, Leavenworth, Chelan and Quincy. Shall be the loose boundary. We will extend our support to other similar efforts in farther away areas as our organization grows.
So far TREAD has worked to accomplish the following: