The City of Wenatchee and the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust will enter into a Master Agreement after about six years of work between the two sides.

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Dave Erickson said they have had a very successful partnership, with about 3,500 total acres now protected. The trail system is now 25 miles long with five trailheads.

"One of the things we've been talking about doing since at least 2015 is coming up with kind of a master agreement between the city and the land trust to streamline our processes." explained Erickson, "Set out those expectations that are the same for all the projects no matter what we are doing; whether it's an acquisition or development project or what have you."

The agreement is meant to codify how the two have been operating over the last 10 years. For example, the land trust is responsible for maintaining and managing the trails themselves, but the city must maintain the trailheads.

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