Spokane River Forum Enews Update
  Visit Us on FacebookOctober 24, 2012
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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. 

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