The Spokane River Forum is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that creates materials, events and activities that promote sustaining a healthy river system while meeting the needs of a growing population.
Barker Road Access now a dandy
The Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club partnered with the City of Spokane Valley to greatly improve the aesthetics and functionality of the Spokane River access at Barker Road. The access point is at the northeast corner of Barker Road Bridge.Read more.
Forum Conference participants weigh in on PCBs
At the Spokane River Forum conference on May 24th, a unique feature was Washington State University leading participants through a number of questions about their beliefs and attitudes for addressing PCBs in our environment. Responses were anonymous and tabulated instantly.Read more.
Future of proposed Whitewater Park may be determined in June
The State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) decided to let expire a $530,000 grant to the City of Spokane to support development of Spokane's Whitewater Park. Friends of the Falls is joining the City of Spokane to appeal this decision at an RCO board meeting on June 23rd in Olympia. Without this funding, about half the funds raised to build the park will be lost.Read more.
Spokane river discharge permits receiving a lot of attention
The past week has seen a number of articles and editorials related to Spokane County efforts to receive a draft discharge permit, technically called a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Ecology issues NPDES permits to regulate the discharge of pollutants into the state's surface waters.Read more..