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 October 16, 2014      
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My water, your water, our water


The challenges of providing water to one and all will again be front and center at the Spokane River Forum Conference this November. And this is as it should be.


Flowing, abundant water is the mother's milk of the Spokane- Coeur d'Alene region. Figuring out how to preserve that natural bounty, ecological function and golden goose of community development for another generation isn't easy. In fact, it's also the mother's milk of friction and hope.


"The irony," said Guy Gregory with the Department of Ecology, "is that we all want the same thing: green grass, beautiful lakes, cheap, abundant water supplies, and a clean, flowing river. What we're fiercely debating is how to get there." Read More 



Register Now for SRF Conference. Remember, early bird registration closes October 17th.


Tighter regulations approved for septic tanks along Spokane River and other shorelines


October 15th


The WA Department of Ecology has approved an amendment to the Spokane County (County) Shoreline Master Program (SMP) which, except for unique circumstances, doesn't allow installation of septic tanks within 200 feet of the Spokane River and other shorelines in Spokane County.


The amendment resulted from the Spokane Riverkeeper, Lands Council, and Trout Unlimited appealing Spokane County's shoreline plan in March, 2013. Said Spokane Riverkeeper Jerry White, "Protecting the river from phosphorus and other pollutants of concern is the best way to protect the ecological integrity of the river while also making sure it's a place people can swim, fish and paddle. For the 78% of the public who said in public opinion poll it's "very important" that the Spokane River be protected and/or cleaned up, this is a win."

Reforest Spokane Day


The Lands Council invites you to join us on "National Make a Difference Day" to plant hundreds of native trees at our 4th annual Reforest Spokane Day, October 25th from 9am-noon.

Community volunteers plant a mix of stream-side plants and native upland trees like the City of Spokane's offical tree, the Ponderosa Pine. These new trees will strengthen our urban forest, beautiful our city, and improve water quality at the same time. Read More  


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