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.
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.
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.
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.
Avista Utilities started drawing down the water level at Lake Spokane (Long Lake Reservoir) on Jan. 6. Operators expect to lower the reservoir up to one foot per day over a two-to three-week period…