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March 18, 2014      
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At SouthCare Animal Medical Center love for outdoors and stewardship go hand in hand
Some may not see the connection between kayaking through Bowl and Pitcher rapids and switching to waste-free digital x-rays-but to veterinarian and outdoorsman Dr. Gregory Benoit it all makes sense. For him, whether it's work or play, a healthy water system "permeates everything." This philosophy guides business practices at SouthCare Animal Medical Center, where staff worked with the Spokane River Forum to earn their 5-star EnviroStars certification. Read More

Post Falls Whitewater Play Area Coming On-line

Whitewater kayak and rafter alert. The long anticipated whitewater play area below Post Falls Dam, called Trailer Wave Park,  will likely be a reality by the end of 2014 thanks to Avista. Read More 

Record Water Flows and Poop Alert    


Spokane River flows hit record levels in mid-March, with water running at more than three times the average for this time of year. At the same time, Tensed, ID was forced to send untreated wastewater (poop alert) down Hangman Creek, a Spokane River tributary. Both Spokane River Keeper and the Forum received lots of questions which, as Bart Mihailovich writes, ranged from "GROSS" to "WTF" to "why aren't you doing something to hold them accountable." Bart wrote a blog providing context and answers for inquiring minds. Read More


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