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Tighter regulations proposed for septic tanks along Spokane River and other shorelines

Posted on August 20th, 2014
The WA Department of Ecology is reviewing tighter regulations that, except for unique circumstances, don't allow installation of septic tanks within 200 feet of the Spokane River and other shorelines in Spokane County. Public comment is being taken until September 17th. The Spokesman Review reports.  Read More

Red Lion Hotels Roar for the Spokane River

Posted on August 18th, 2014
[caption id="attachment_10290" align="aligncenter" width="464"] Red Lion Hotel General Managers, Michael Fear and and Patrick McLaughlin, stand across the river from the planned Division Street access...  Read More

This could be you! Join us for the River Classic, Aug 23.

Posted on August 4th, 2014
The route for this year’s Spokane River Classic has been officially scouted. On Thursday, about 36 members of the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club put-in near Gonzaga at the McKinstry access site and headed downstream to the Division St. Bridge.  Read More

Spokane Fly Fishers volunteers help plants beat the heat

Posted on August 4th, 2014
On July 25th with temperatures approaching 90 degrees, a group of intrepid volunteers from Spokane Fly Fishers joined Jasmine Lupe of the Spokane Conservation District to water plants at the State Line access site.  Read More

A flotilla of river lovers set to hit the water for the Spokane River Classic August 23rd

Posted on July 25th, 2014
Ever heard of the Spokane River Classic? Imagine Bloomsday, but on the water. That’s what organizers have planned for August 23rd when family, friends and athletes will paddle and play through the heart of Spokane’s urban watershed. And you’re invited!  Read More

Center for Justice Hires New Spokane Riverkeeper

Posted on July 23rd, 2014
The Center for Justice, Spokane’s legal advocacy organization dedicated to social and environmental justice, announced the hiring of the new Spokane Riverkeeper, Jerry White. Said...  Read More

Examining Lake Spokane for excess nutrients, results will help determine if source is on-site septic systems

Posted on July 23rd, 2014
Ecology announced that “Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will collect groundwater and aquatic plant samples near the Suncrest community in Stevens County for a...  Read More

Judge: Explore PCBs settlement, Sierra Club lawyer says agencies should be ordered to set limits

Posted on July 22nd, 2014
By Jim Camden Spokesman Review SEATTLE - A federal judge should order state and federal agencies to set strict limits for the amount of a...  Read More

Five and a half years later, Spokane River Forum accomplishments keep on coming

Posted on July 11th, 2014
Here's a quick summary of what the Spokane River Forum is up to and our many accomplishments. Our joy is to create dialogs, develop initiatives and collaborate with others to help sustain a healthy river system.  Read More

2014 Another Great Year for Spokane River Water Trail Development

Posted on July 8th, 2014
In 2009 the Spokane Water Trail was an idea. With the leadership and assistance of stakeholders and partners throughout the region, the Spokane River Forum...  Read More

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