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.
Take a ride in our boat and help us pick up littler right in and along the river. Date: July
Survey says that 89% of people in Kootenai, Spokane, Stevens and Lincoln counties believe “we owe it to future generations to protect the Spokane River.”
So says a telephone public opinion survey with a 4% margin of error. The survey was made possible by a Washington State Department of Ecology Public Participation Grant.
Signup at our new volunteer page to act on your commitment to do something great for the Spokane River and your community. The volunteer page allows you to either sign up for an event, or contact us to create a date that meets your group’s specific needs. This is a great way for schools, churches and businesses to get involved.
The Spokane River Forum’s President, Jeanna Hofmeister, celebrated Arbor Day and kicked off the Mayor’s “Spokane Gives” campaign along with twenty two of her Visit Spokane co-workers.