Spokane Riverkeeper

kayakers on Spokane River 10-12-13 Tim Connor


Spokane Riverkeeper is a for-impact program of the Center For Justice dedicated to protecting and restoring the health of the Spokane River Watershed. We accomplish this by collaborating, educating, and, when necessary, litigating to preserve the Spokane River’s health now and in the future.  Our goal is for a Fishable and Swimmable Spokane River.

Riverkeeper is a vigilant guardian of the Spokane River and its watershed and an effective advocate for the restoration and preservation of the river’s ecological health and aesthetic integrity. As a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance  movement,  Riverkeeper’s first priority, day-to-day, is to defend the river against pollution and polluters.

The long-term vision of Riverkeeper is to restore the river to its natural state, undiminished by human activities that cause pollution or divert water from the river, especially during low seasonal flow periods. Our mission recognizes that protecting the river and securing its future as an ecological and spiritual resource for the region is best secured by working with current allies and enlisting new allies in the causes to which we’re committed.

 

Donate

Spokane Riverkeeper works tirelessly to protect and restore the health and aesthetic integrity of the Spokane River for you and for future generations. However, defending the Spokane River from pollution is a big job, and we need your involvement.

Help us protect our right to clean water by donating today. Clean water depends on an empowered and active community. Financial contributions made to Spokane Riverkeeper are critical to our ability to maintain and expand our fight for a Fishable and Swimmable Spokane River.

Your donation will allow Spokane Riverkeeper to:

  • measurably improve water quality
  • bring legal action to enforce our local, state and federal environmental laws
  • restore wild redband trout and other native fisheries to abundant, fishable and self-sustaining levels
  • provide consistent and credible leadership that empowers the public to take action on behalf of our Spokane River
  • advocate for local, national, and international actions that reduce the impacts of climate change on our local environment and prepare Spokane River communities for the impacts of climate change
  • improve access to the river for recreation and boating

You may donate immediately via credit card on our secure payment system, you can donate via PayPal through our Facebook app, or you may mail a check to:
Spokane Riverkeeper
35 W Main Ave, Suite 300
Spokane, WA 99201

Questions? Feel free to contact Spokane Riverkeeper Development Director Kendel Huff with any donation inquiries.

If you cannot donate at this time, but would like to volunteer your time, energy, creativity or services to Spokane Riverkeeper, please contact Spokane Riverkeeper Bart Mihailovich.

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Recent posts from Spokane Riverkeeper Bart Mihailovich’s blog, “The Living River”

Recapping our annual spring river clean up

Recapping our annual spring river clean up
On Saturday (April 12), over 100 people joined us for our annual Spokane Riverkeeper Spring River Clean up. By all accounts it was an amazing success! It was our biggest and best clean up by far, we had a record number of partners on board to make it so, and above all we left a part of the Spokane River MUCH cleaner than we found it. Here's a quick recap and photos.

Save the Date: Spokane River Forum’s H20 Breakfast is May 6 in Spokane

Save the Date: Spokane River Forum's H20 Breakfast is May 6 in Spokane
On May 6th at the Lincoln Center in Spokane, the Spokane River Forum will host the H2O Breakfast with the theme of […]

Fishing for redbands on the Spokane River

Fishing for redbands on the Spokane River
In honor of tomorrow’s International Fly Fishing Film Festival at the Bing, here’s a great video about how to fish for redband […]

Throwback Thursday: Salmon

Throwback Thursday: Salmon
For months now I’ve been featuring old Spokane River photos on the Riverkeeper Instagram account as part of the weekly post theme […]

After the flood

After the flood
Tis the season for high flows, floods and stresses on our water resources. Here's some info you need to know about, and some resources for minimizing your risk to human health issues associated with the aforementioned conditions.

#spokaneriver on Instagram – the early Spring edition

#spokaneriver on Instagram - the early Spring edition
It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like spring out there, meaning more people outside taking pictures.  So here begins what […]

JUST ANNOUNCED: Riverkeeper events for April

JUST ANNOUNCED: Riverkeeper events for April
April is shaping up to be a busy month! We just announced the dates for our Spring River Cleanup AND our Earth […]

Scoping report summary for proposed Vancouver oil transit terminal released and what it says about Spokane

Scoping report summary for proposed Vancouver oil transit terminal released and what it says about Spokane
This week, the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) released a summary of the comments they received during the scoping period for the proposed Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal. Below is some information from that Scoping Report that specifically mentions Spokane and/or the greater Inland Northwest.

Get involved

There are many ways you can support us and help to protect the Spokane River. Of course we need your donations, but there are other ways to be involved too! Explore the links below to get involved.

Make a Donation

Help us protect our right to clean water by donating today. Clean water depends on an empowered and active community. Financial contributions made to Spokane Riverkeeper are critical to our ability to maintain and expand our fight for a swimmable and drinkable Spokane River.

Volunteer

Make a difference and make new friends by joining our volunteer team. If you would like to volunteer your time, energy, creativity or services to Spokane Riverkeeper, please contact Spokane Riverkeeper Bart Mihailovich.

Attend an Event

Learn, meet, greet and take action. Spokane Riverkeeper holds many events throughout the year – from our big annual fundraiser Dirty Martinis for Clean Water to film showings to educational presentation to river clean-up events and more. Check out our calendar to stay involved.

Report a Violation

Help keep our river clean and hold polluters accountable. Reports by citizens like you hep us keep track of suspicious and illegal activities on the river. We investigate all reports we receive or transfer them to the appropriate agency.

Report a violation >>

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