The Spokane River Forum, Trout Unlimited, Spokane Flyfishers and Inland Empire Fly Fishing club have teamed up against fishing violations and poaching. About 25 volunteers from three area fishing clubs devoted the day to patrolling the river downstream from Monroe Street and upstream from Upriver Dam to look for illegal fishing activity. The Spokesman Review reports.
Getting people to experience the Spokane River – whether it’s with hip waders, a kayak, raft or canoe – could help protect wildlife habitat, improve understanding of local history, and increase non-motorized access to the river. The Spokesman Review reports on the possibility of a Spokane River Water Trail.
That’s the theory of “water trail” proponents, who’ve spent the past year brainstorming ways to raise the 111-mile river’s profile. The trail concept was unveiled at a Tuesday conference sponsored by the Spokane River Forum.
Idaho’s boat inspection program aimed at keeping out invasive species out of regional waterways is ramping up. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports.
March 19, 2010 On March 15 Sierra Club requested entry into the DO TMDL dispute resolution process. Ecology granted this
In late February, a dispute resolution process regarding the Dissolved Oxygen TMDL submitted by Washington Department of Ecology to EPA for approval was requested by the City of Post Falls, Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board, the City of Coeur d’Alene, and Inland Empire Paper company. On March 12th, Avista also requested dispute resolution.
Filings for DO TMDL dispute resolution and other background material are now available. Those seeking dispute resolution include the City of Post Falls and Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board, the City of Coeur d’Alene, Inland Empire Paper and Avista .
If Ecology’s DO TMDL plan for reducing algae-feeding pollution in the Spokane River is challenged, Spokane County’s treatment plant may not be allowed to discharge effluent into the Spokane River. That could trigger a construction moratorium or increased cost to discharge the water elsewhere. The Spokesman Review reports.