About The Shape of Betts Meadow


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Betts Meadow is located in Eastern Washington State, north of the city of Spokane, near the town of Chewelah. The meadow is very close to 49 Degrees North Ski Area.


betts meadow booksigning
Author Meghan Nuttall Sayres and Gunnar Holmquist,the owner of Bett’s Meadow, signing books at Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane, Washington. Above them is a photograph of the wetland cookies served at the signing–frogs, trout, ducks, moose, wildflowers, squirrels and more!





tekoa-class betts meadow

Tekoa Elementary students in Washington State read from “The Shape of Betts Meadow,” acompanied by a chorus of wetland animal puppets.

Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute

PCEI is a grass roots organization that assists the community of Moscow, Idaho, in making environmentally sound decisions that promote a sustainable future.

betts meadow palouse environment


One breezy August morning I joined the staff and friends of PCEI in their new community artists’ studio for an outdoor book reading.


betts meadow americorps


PCEI AmeriCorps Intern James Blakely (the bear) and PCEI Director Tom Lamar and friends act out the story of The Shape of Betts Meadowwith wetland animal puppets.

PCEI betts meadow bike garage


A way cool bike garage at PCEI built with straw bale construction and featuring a green roof.