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Summer 2016 Newsletter     NRT logo

Mark your calendar for Monday, August 15 at 4 p.m. for the Centennial Trail Northwest Extension
NW Extension
New Centennial Trail view of the Nine Mile Recreation Area and Lake Spokane!
ribbon-cutting at the Nine Mile Recreation Area on Lake Spokane (11226, W. Charles Rd., Nine Mile Falls. (Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/PsEvWkogmHJ2).

Following the ceremony, participants will have an opportunity to mingle and walk the new section of trail. Parks staff and partners will be on hand to talk about trail improvements starting later this summer and other priority projects.

Funding for this project was provided by Friends of the Centennial Trail, Avista and Washington State Parks through a grant program from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.

Trail Repairs Begin! 
The Washington side of the Centennial Trail will have six repair projects begin in August, thanks to planning from Spokane County Engineers and funding from the Centennial Trail Coordinating Council:

1.  Milepost .86 to 1.17 - Crack seal concrete panels.
2.  Milepost 3.6 to 5.6 - Repair corrugations and bulges.
3.  Milepost 6.8 to 9.8 - Repair tree root damage, eliminate debris/rock washouts, etc.
4.  Milepost 10.6 to 12.7 - Repair bulges, humps and tree root damage.  Joint fill on Denny Ashlock Bridge.  Eliminate rocks washing onto trail.
5.  Milepost 16.8 to 20.1 - Repair corrugations, waves and humps on separated trail portions.
6.  Milepost 29.1 to 31.9 - Repair large surface gaps from previous failed repair project.
Repair Project GPS and Detail Map here!
Four jurisdictions and FCT work together as the Centennial Trail Coordinating Council.

Join us Thurs. August 18 for Inlander Suds & Cinema!
Horizon Credit Union presents a great neighborhood night in Kendall Yards with "Bill and
Proceeds benefit Friends of the Centennial Trail!
Ted's Excellent Adventure," a story about two seemingly dumb teens struggling to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin, with special guest appearances from Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon and Beethoven.

BONUS: proceeds from this event are benefiting Friends of the Centennial Trail. The showing is all ages, with suggested donations at the gate. Bring your favorite blanket or camping chair and get comfortable.

Sprint is also going to be on site to take you on a journey with their new Virtual Reality glasses.

Orlison Brewing Co. and One Tree Hard Cider are also pouring their excellent cold refreshments for those ages 21+.

Plus, Brain Freeze Creamery is serving up some adventurous free scoops!

And finally, 3ninjas mobile food and catering is setting up shop to satisfy your savory needs.

Thank you FCT Members & Adopt-a-Mile Partners!

Membership Renewals - Winter to Spring, 2016
Individual & Family Members
Nancy Glazier, Charlene Violette, Robert Seamons, Joe Terhaar, Elizabeth Ertel, Jeff Clausen, Annie McKinlay, Elizabeth DeNiro, Jim & Rosa Nett, Gunhild Swanson, Carol Goodsole, Lorraine Cannon, Robert & Janis Smith, Les & Debbie Portner, Greg & Janet Tenold, Frank & Sharon Sell, Garry & Barb Kehr, Bob & Linda Miller, Suresh & Meena Joshi, Kevin & Erin Ruehl, Kathleen Austin, Jim & Peggy Kelter, Sally Lodato.
Century Club & Millennium Club Members
Thomas & Shannen Buerke, Claude & Sharon Kistler, Glenn & Cheryl Foster, Tim & Priscilla Ice, Dwight & Mary Ellen Correll, Bill Fitzner, Mike Merritt & Jeri Self-Merritt, Jason & Jennifer Wheaton, Paul Grubb, Kathy & Roger Chase, David & Ann Bell, Ann Ruth Band, Michael Conley & Eileen Hyatt, Elaine Koga-Kennelly, Donald & Abigail Barden.

New Members - Winter to Spring, 2016
Individual & Family Members
Anne Oswald, Dean & Kelly Feldmeier.

Please become a member of Friends of the Centennial Trail today!  Your support ensures that your trail is safe and maintained.  Join here!

Adopt-a-Mile Partner Renewals

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Centennial Coordination
What a gift we have in Washington and Idaho with the Centennial Trail!  Now "bookended" by
The Northwest Extension is popular with Nine Mile Falls families!
Lake Spokane and Lake Coeur d'Alene and following the Spokane River for over 60 miles, our regional treasure keeps getting better!  It takes great collaboration, planning and funding to keep things moving forward. 

Our friends at the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation are great partners.  As they transition Executive Directors this month, we welcome Theresa MacLennan to her new role and thank Greta Gissel for her excellent work!  Together, we hope to produce ONE Centennial Trail map, once our gaps and alignment projects are a bit further along, and hope our Boards can meet annually to share ideas.  

Enjoy these summer days on your Centennial Trail!
My best,  

Loreen McFaul, Executive Director

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