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October 22, 2013     
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The Spokane River Forum is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that creates materials, events and activities that promote sustaining a healthy river system while meeting the needs of a growing population.

Volunteers make State Line restoration and river access a reality

Sixty four volunteers turned out last Friday and Saturday to make the State Line restoration a success. Over two hundred volunteer hours contributed to achieving the ambitious restoration objectives set by the Spokane Conservation District (SCD) and Spokane River Forum. View the slide show to see these great people at work restoring public lands for public use.


Said Lindsay Chutas, who is coordinating the State Line Restoration and Access Project for the SCD, "These people rock." Read More 

Reforest Spokane Day: Saturday, October 26th from 10 a.m. to Noon


From Lands Council 


Lands Council is looking for 200 volunteers to help plant 1000 trees located on California Creek and Hangman Creek. E-mail Matt West at mwest@landscouncil.org to register to volunteer.


Tree plantings this year are targeting areas critical to watershed health. Said Matt West, who is coordinating the effort, "We want to make this event something that not only puts trees in the ground, but also maximizes the effect those trees have on our local waterways. So, we have chosen to plant trees in riparian areas (along streams). " Read More 

Wanted: Bikers/Hikers/Riders to Map Spokane Area Trails    


Do you have a GPS unit or a smartphone mapping app that you hike or bike with when you're out on Spokane's many miles of official and "unofficial" trails? Out There Monthly is looking for your GPS data to help fine-tune the Spokane County Regional Trail Plan by making sure that all well-used trails that are important for connecting public lands, parks, and neighborhoods are included in the plan. Once your favorite trail is included in the Plan's trail inventory, it can be more easily added to the trail system if it's on public land or if on private property, be preserved through the Conservation Futures Program and/or other funding sources.


Even though this is more of a call to public service to preserve the future of our hiking and biking trail system than a contest, e-mail us at

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