REI provides Forum 10k grant
The Forum is pleased to announce receiving a $10,000 dollar grant from REI to support restoration needs at Mirabeau, development of the Spokane River Water Trail and using social media to connect people to the wonders of the Spokane River.
Said Andy Dunau, the Forum's Executive Director, "We want that river connection for people to be grounded in tangible outcomes and in partnership with others. REI's taking a leadership role in making that happen." Read more.
|Mirabeau Point Restoration starts October 1,
Thanks to a grant from REI, Mirabeau Point restoration activities will begin October 1st and continue October 29th. Register now.
Join the Veterans Conservation Corps in helping with volunteer efforts. Their mission is to assist veterans by providing training and volunteer opportunities that help to restore and protect Washington State's natural resources. Said Seth Maier, who coordinates Corps activities in the Spokane Area, "Environmental projects like this are a great way to help vets connect with college students and others in the community. We hope you join us." Read more.
|Coyote Rock compromise may be possible
"In an attempt to limit human impact along the Spokane River corridor, Neighborhood Inc. is promoting the development of a controlled trail head to give Spokane residents access to the Centennial Trail and adjacent park lands owned by the City of Spokane Valley." So writes Larry Dawes on behalf of Coyote Rock developer Neighborhood Inc. on May 1, 2009.
The Spokane River Forum agrees. This spring the Spokane Conservation District, working with the Forum and Riverside State Parks, received a ten thousand dollar grant to design a non-motorized access point at Islands Trailhead, directly across from the Coyote Rock Development. Riverside State Park owns and maintains Islands Trailhead. Read more.