Podcast episode 25: Carin Smith of FIDO and the development of Hale Park off-leash dog area
My guest this week is Dr. Carin Smith, the volunteer chairperson for FIDO, which stands for Friends Improving Dog Opportunities. That group has been working with the city of Wenatchee in the development of Hale Park off-leash dog area near the pedestrian bridge in Wenatchee. The park will be dedicated by the City of Wenatchee on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m.
She talks about the powerful fundraising effort by FIDO that led to a $30,000 FIDO contribution to the city project. She also sings the praises of City Parks Director Dave Erickson, who has championed the project. The city received nearly $600,000 in grant funding for the first phase of work.
This podcast is sponsored by Our Civil Community, cultivating vision, inclusion and leadership in the greater Wenatchee Valley. It is also sponsored by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.