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Liquid asset: Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie aquifer

Posted on September 9th, 2014
Water rates in Spokane County are lower than in any other county in Washington, and just a fourth of what people pay in the Seattle area. Will there continue to be enough supply in the aquifer and enough to support river flows? The Spokesman Review reports.  Read More

Volunteers needed for Upriver Scrub, Spokane River Cleanup

Posted on September 8th, 2014
The Fifth Annual Upriver Scrub is taking place Saturday, September 27th. Starting at 9:30 a.m., volunteers will help with Spokane River cleanup from Stateline...  Read More

Spokane River Forum hits the water with Project Hope

Posted on September 8th, 2014
The Spokane River Forum had the pleasure of taking the youth from Project Hope on an eco-tour paddle. These inspiring youngsters farm urban gardens and provide landscaping services in the West Central neighborhood, just minutes from the Spokane River near Kendell Yards...  Read More

EnviroStars certified Bill’s Auto Parts builds on rich recycling legacy

Posted on September 5th, 2014
Recycling is nothing new for Steve Spalding, owner of Bill’s Auto Parts. As he puts it, “Auto recyclers were the original recyclers. Even before aluminum cans, as far back as the early 1900s, wrecking yards were selling car parts for reuse.”  Read More

Spokane River Classic Makes Waves

Posted on August 29th, 2014
With a “3,2,1…GO,” over 130 boats took off from the Don Kardong Bridge last Saturday for the Spokane River Classic. By all accounts, the family-oriented...  Read More

Walmart Store 5883 Volunteers Answer the Call

Posted on August 29th, 2014
Last Friday, our native plants at the State Line access site were the happy beneficiaries of Walmart’s “Women in Retail Leadership Program.” Twelve volunteers form the Walmart recently built by the Fairgrounds on Sprague joined Jasmine Loupe of the Spokane Conservation District. Their mission: to water over 550 native species along 800 feet of shoreline.  Read More

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
The Spokane River Forum has found a natural ally in our newest sponsor, Red Lion Hotel at the Park. With two hotels on the waterfront, Red Lion knows investing in the Spokane River will pay dividends in the experience they can offer guests.  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

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