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July 8, 2014      
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2014 Another Great Year for Spokane River Water Trail Development 

In 2009 the Spokane Water Trail was an idea. With the leadership and assistance of stakeholders and partners throughout the region, the Spokane River Forum has made it a reality. The simple report card of everyone's efforts reads as follows:
  • Launched and maintain an interactive web site (www.spokanewatertrail.net) visited by thousands annually showing amenities at various access points, including informational pages for fishing, paddling, safety, stewardship, and other support resources;
  • developed three new access sites;
  • restored four access sites;
  • opening camping/boat-in only access on Lake Spokane this summer;
  • constructing three new access sites this fall.

Read more for highlights of the amazing and successful work by stakeholders and partners to create new and restored Spokane River Water Trail access and riparian restoration. As you read, take note of the varied people and organizations committing volunteer hours, funding, maintenance, and other resources to bring the trail to life.


Often we're asked, who's responsible for the Spokane River? Read on and you'll understand the answer is simple, "We all are." And who's responsible for enjoying the river safely? It's the same answer, "We all are." And who's doing everything they can to support the Spokane Water Trail, making it known as a premier destination attraction for locals and visitors alike? "The Spokane River Forum."

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Paddle and Play hosted by the Spokane Tribe of Indians

Join us on September 12th & 13th as we paddle from Little Falls Dam to Blue Creek on the Spokane Indian reservation, camp overnight and continue to Fort Spokane. See bald eagles, osprey, shoreline sedge, shrub, plants and tree communities as well as hear about tribal fisheries projects. We will camp there and be treated to a salmon dinner and a story from a tribal elder around the fire. On the second day, we will paddle the final Spokane River reach to the confluence of the majestic Columbia River.  Breakfast & lunch included. Cost per person: $90.


For overnight campers, you are responsible for bringing tent, sleeping bag, etc. We will transport this equipment to the campground


To sign-up, click here to e-mail the Forum. We will send you registration and payment information.

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