Over 750 volunteers turned out for the seventh annual Spokane River Clean-up, held Saturday, September 26, to clean up the Spokane River Gorge and a stretch of the Spokane River in the University District. City of Spokane Solid Waste Management crews picked up bags of recyclables and garbage collected by volunteers weighing 16,447 pounds of trash, or 8+ tons, up from 12,020 picked up in 2008.
Avista is working with the Washington Department of Ecology to assess and manage the accidental release of a lightweight lubricating oil at its Upper Falls Hydroelectric Development on the Spokane River. Initial estimates are that 50-100 gallons of the oil leaked inside the powerhouse building before it was discovered.
October 6, 2009 Scott Chaney talks to Spokane Riverkeeper about his discovery of toxic algae in Long Lake, and what
October 1, 2009 The Washington Department of Ecology extended the comment period for the draft Spokane River / Lake Spokane