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Toxic blue green algae bloom on Lake Spokane latest outcome of warm, dry year

Posted on August 4th, 2015
Since the middle of July blue green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms have been identified at various locations in the upper half of Lake Spokane. The blooms vary from day to day depending on wind and weather but are becoming denser. Galen Buterbaugh, Technical Advisor to the Lake Spokane Association, reports the blooms are worse in the morning when the wind is still. Samples collected on Monday, July 27th at Suncrest Park, indicated that the bloom did contain toxins. Warning signs have been posted at the Suncrest Park swimming beach.  Read More

City of Spokane sues Monsanto for PCB contamination

Posted on August 4th, 2015
With a bill of $300 million to keep PCBs out of the Spokane River coming due, the City of Spokane is looking for compensation from Monsanto, a multinational agrochemical provider. The city alleges Monsanto sold PCB laced products that it knew were a danger to human and environmental health.  Read More

Drought conditions prompt Spokane River Fishing Closures

Posted on August 4th, 2015
State fishery managers have closed or restricted fishing on more than 30 rivers throughout Washington. Drought conditions resulting in reduced flows and increased water temperatures is the culprit. The Spokane River is no exception.  Read More

July 14, 2015: Spokane River Cleanup

Posted on July 15th, 2015
Take a ride in our boat and help us pick up littler right in and along the river. Date: July 14, 2015 Time: 9am to...  Read More

August 25th; Litter Pickup with the Spokane Riverkeeper

Posted on July 10th, 2015
Take a ride in our boat and help us pick up littler right in and along the river. Date: August 25th, 2015 Time: 9am to...  Read More

August 22nd: Litter pick up with the Spokane Riverkeeper

Posted on July 10th, 2015
Meet the Spokane Riverkeeper along the Spokane River and help us pick up litter. Date: August 22nd, 2015 Time: 9am to 12pm Agency: Spokane Riverkeeper...  Read More

August 8, Pick up litter with the Spokane Riverkeeper

Posted on July 10th, 2015
Join the Spokane Riverkeeper for a riverside litter pick-up morning right along the river. Date: August 8, 2015 Time: 9am to 12pm Agency: Spokane Riverkeeper Location: Contact: Jule...  Read More

August 11th, Litter pick up with the Spokane Riverkeeper

Posted on July 10th, 2015
Take a ride in our boat and help us pick up littler right in and along the river. Date: August 11th, 2015 Time: 9am to...  Read More

August 18th; Litter pick up with the Spokane Riverkeeper

Posted on July 10th, 2015
Take a ride in our boat and help us pick up littler right in and along the river. Date: August 18th, 2015 Time: 9am to...  Read More

July 21st ; Litter pick up with the Spokane Riverkeeper

Posted on July 10th, 2015
Take a ride in our boat and help us pick up littler right in and along the river. Date: July 21st, 2015 Time: 9am to...  Read More

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