Tuesday, May 22, 2012


At its annual meeting on May 14, the Foundation Board approved the following grants for work and services at the Buckner Orchard:
     Hazardous Tree Removal  -  $3,000.00
     Replacement of Entrance Sign  -  $2,000.00
     Tree Cage Removal  -  $2,000.00
     WSU Ext. Consultant - $350.00
     Upgrades to Current Fence  -  $1,200.00
     Fill Tractor Tires  -  $600.00
     Replace Old-style Culverts  -  $1,900.00
In addition, The Foundation will work with NPS on improving the wagon shed roof and inventorying, sorting, and placing historic equipment at the Orchard.


The Foundation has now acquired its own non-profit, 501 (c)(3) status and is no longer a project of the Community Foundation for NCW!


Board members David Kurth (Stehekin) and Doug England (Manson) were re-elected to their respective postions as Stehekin Community Representative and Apple Industry Representative.  In addition, Herb Sargo (Sedro-Woolley) was re-elected Foundation president, JoAnne Reiter (Walla Walla) re-elected Secretary, and Cinda Gilbert (Manson) was re-elected Treasurer.


Historic photos from the Orchard Centennial Exhibit are now on display at the Lake Chelan Museum in Chelan.  This is a great chance to view or revisit the earlier days of the Buckner Orchard and Homestead.  The exhibit will be on display through September.