About Us

Okanogan county citizens and the Okanogan Trails Mule Deer Foundation Chapter are looking for a solution to reduce animal-vehicle collisions along Highway 97 in Okanogan County.   Folks are learning about  proposals from the WA Department of Transportation to address the issue, and lessons learned from around the West.  This website was created to provide public information about efforts to create safer passage on Highway 97 between Milepost 299 to 312, and provide a place for project supporters to show their support.  Open public meetings have been hosted over several years to engage the community in a discussion with WA Department of Transportation about potential solutions.  Future meeting announcements will be posted to this website.

This website was developed by JackFig Design with the direction and guidance from the following individuals who provided information and research, reviewed design, or contributed ideas along the way: Chris Branch, Michelle and AJ Engebretson, Jay Kehne, Bob Pfeifer, Rose Piccinini, and Adelle Waln.  We also thank the WA Department of Transportation for their engagement in providing up to date information.

A diverse set of individuals and organizations support the work of the coalition to make this stretch of highway safer for people and wildlife.  Click here to see the support.

Want further information, to join local citizens working on this effort, and/or to show your support for a safer Highway 97?  Contact us at info@safepassage97.org