Shannon Schoonover loves the Spokane River Forum "because it gives me a chance to go kayaking, meet people and enjoy the river." And now she gets a membership bonus with a $75 coupon from Lund's Carpet Cleaning
, an EnviroStars business helping to keep the Spokane River clean. Join now
so you can be entered into our membership drawings.
Forum, Ecology, TransCanada, Spokane Conservation District, Riverside State Park and others team up to preserve and enhance Barker Road water trail access
Thanks to a grant from TransCanada, the Forum was able to put together a coalition of the willing to preserve and enhance Barker Road water trail access. Together, we continue to demonstrate that environmental stewardship and development of community assets can and do go hand and hand.
The work began at the end of September when Ecology "capped" Barker Road to prevent human contact from heavy metals that washed downstream from historic mining practices in the Coeur d'Alene basin. While doing this, they worked with the Forum and others to leave behind a new and improved water trail access. Check out the slide show to see how they did it. Now comes the revegetation part of the project, which will begin in November. Read More to learn the folks making all this happen.
No Docks at the Rocks
In a victory for those trying to protect Spokane River shoreline, a developer proposal to install up to thirty docks downstream of Plantes Ferry Park by Centennial Bridge in Spokane Valley has been defeated. The docks were proposed as part of an upscale housing development called Coyote Rocks. Read More.