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The Blue Economy

Posted on January 26th, 2016
John Austin, Director of the Michigan Economic Center at Prima Civitas, will be the lunch keynote speaker at the Spokane River Forum Conference on Thursday, March 24th.  Read More

Over 11 tons of trash cleaned from the Spokane River

Posted on October 8th, 2015
  Kudos to the volunteers and organizations that cleared over 22,000 pounds of debris from the Spokane River. The barge clean-up collected over 4...  Read More

September was for Falling in Love with the Spokane River

Posted on October 8th, 2015
Over the past month the river called to thousands as events inspired us to splash, play and frolic; clean by barge and by foot;...  Read More

Spokane River Cleanup is this Saturday

Posted on September 16th, 2015
Each year, hundreds of volunteers spend their Saturday morning picking up garbage and recyclables along the Spokane River. Last time around 4 tons of debris...  Read More

“BARGE” Kicks Off Clean up

Posted on September 16th, 2015
A boat with a winch, joined by a couple of floating docks and divers, is pulling debris of all types and sizes from the Spokane River.  Read More

Fall in Love with Spokane River Month

Posted on September 8th, 2015
The Forum, City of Spokane, Spokane Riverkeeper, Lands Council, and Spokane County have joined with sponsors to bring out the hearts and chocolates early. September...  Read More

Spokane River Water Splashing Festival, Boulder Beach, September 12th

Posted on September 8th, 2015
Take the opportunity to celebrate, connect with and honor the Spokane River with the goal of creating deeper engagement between locals and the river.  Read More

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

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