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April 30, 2014      
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Register online now for our H20 Breakfast May 6th!

Join over 100 local government, business, non-profit, university and other leaders currently registered.

Help us welcome Mayor of Aurora Illinois, Tom Weisner. Like the Spokane - Coeur d'Alene corridor, Aurora has a river (the Fox) running through it. Mayor Weisner will discuss how riverfront revitalization, stormwater management and green infrastructure transformed his "blue collar town" into a 21st century economy.

Joining Mayor Weisner will be Spokane Mayor David Condon, who will showcase Spokane's Integrated Clean Water Plan. At a cost of over $300 million, many believe successful implementation of this plan is a linchpin to the region's environmental and economic development future. The Mayor of Post Falls and Washington Stormwater Center will provide regional context from northern Idaho and eastern Washington. For more information,
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CSL Plasma Volunteers Help Improve Stateline Access Site 


A big thank you to our friends at CSL Plasma! They joined us at the Stateline Access Site to install a new Spokane River Water Trail Sign and pick up debris. Their participation came as part of CSL Plasma's "Caring for Community" program.  Indeed, nothing brings together community together like a sunny day on the River. Volunteers brought their children to help with the cause and passing bikers on the Centennial Trail thanked us for our efforts. CSL Plasma employees, Donna Hibbs and Donna King, remarked, "How lucky we are to have the River running right through town."  The longtime Spokane residents enjoy their work collecting plasma that treats hemophilia and other life-threatening conditions. The River Forum looks forward to partnering with them in the future.

Aqua Duck and EnviroStars Bigger Than Life

Aqua Duck has been sharing the aquifer protection message,"Don't pollute our water, it's beneath you," since 1995 through personal appearances, TV spots, radio jingles, comic books and billboards.

Now, measuring 14' x 48' and located at Trent and Freya, the newest billboard acknowledges the 75 EnviroStars certified businesses that are providing goods and services in our community while helping to protect our water and local environment. Throughout the year the billboard, produced for the Spokane Aquifer Joint Board and maintained by Emerald Outdoor Advertising, will rotate to multiple locations across Spokane County.

When shopping for goods and services look for the EnviroStars logo to support environmentally responsible local businesses. Find certified EnviroStars businesses near you or apply for certification at www.spokaneenvirostars.org.


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