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River Cleanup October 1st, Team Leaders Needed
Over 800 volunteers are expected to turn out for the annual Spokane River Cleanup. This year, organizers have expanded cleanup activities to include Spokane Valley. Volunteers can preregister at www.friendsofthefalls.org.
Team leaders are urgently needed. Leaders agree to receive training and supplies the evening of September 28th. On October 1st, they coordinate cleanup activities for a specified area. To offer this service, contact Stephen Barbieri at (509) 953-6437, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Chappell, 1967-2011
Mike Chappell passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 11th. Mike founded the Gonzaga Environmental Law Clinic, was a lawyer for Spokane Riverkeeper, and a nationally recognized Clean Water Act expert. Read more.
Mihailovich, center, celebrates with mentors Rick Eichstaedt (left) and Mike Chappell (right).
Mihailovich wins award for Spokane River work
Spokane Riverkeeper Bart Mihailovich was awarded an InlanderPeirone prize. The prize is awarded to people "... making a difference here at a relatively young age." Read more.
Said Bart, "Mike and Rick came over to celebrate the award. As Rick walked away I said 'stop, I need a picture with you guys.' That was our last time together."