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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

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

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