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March 16, 2015       
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Working towards a healthier Spokane River fishery


Click here for tickets to the International Film Festival. March 25th at the Bing.


Join Taylor McCroskey at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival on March 25th to support meeting red band trout needs in the Spokane River. Taylor, a fisheries management graduate student at EWU, used funds from last year's event to work on a way to monitor the success of a redband trout project that will be implemented this summer.


Since 1980, these populations have declined by 80 to 90%. This August, large woody debris structures are being added near Starr Road to create spawning habitat and protection from predation and high flows. The project is a partnership between WDFW, Spokane Conservation District and Trout Unlimited. Click here to read Taylor's summary of the challenge, the project and how he'll help monitor success.

American Water Resources Association conference on rural water supply April 9th


On April 9th the Washington Section of the American Water Resources Association will present a one-half day conference on Rural Water Supply in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. The Idaho section of the American Water Resources Association is supporting this event. The event will be held at the Spokane County Water Reclamation Facility, 1004 N. Freya in Spokane. It will run from 8:00 am until 1:30 pm. Coffee and pastries will be available before the presentations (at 8:00 am) and a box lunch will be provided for all attendees. Following lunch there will be a tour of the Water Reclamation Facility for those interested.


The conference will cover a range of topics including the regulatory framework for "exempt" wells often used for rural water supply, what happens when too many exempt wells draw on a limited supply, mitigation of water withdrawals, the results of future demand studies in both Spokane and Kootenai Counties, and the status of the Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer Adjudication in Northern Idaho. Read More   

International Fly Fishing Film Fest brings top films to Spokane

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival coming to the Bing Crosby Theater on March 25 will be a benefit for a boat access site on the Spokane River. Rich Landers Spokesman Review blog post gives you great sneak preview of the films.

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