Riverkeeper stays very active throughout the year, hosting and participating in education, outreach, clean up and other events and opportunities. In fact, most times we’re too busy to keep this page active. However we try. As always though, the best way to stay up to date with what we’re doing is to stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for the most up-to-date information.
Join Spokane Riverkeeper, Gonzaga Journal of International Law (GJIL) and Gonzaga University Alliance for Social Justice for the Fourth Annual Spring River Cleanup event, being held Saturday morning, April 12th starting at 9:30 a.m.
We will gather at the parking lot just upriver of TJ Meenach Bridge (http://bit.ly/AC1RKD) at 9:30 a.m. where volunteers will pick up gloves and trash bags, as well as some coffee and snacks.
Groups will head out from the parking lot to both the north and south banks of the Spokane River and both upriver and downriver of TJ Meenach Bridge to clean trash from the banks of the River. This is pretty mild terrain, but you should wear shoes and dress expecting to get dirty.
This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning, and an even better way to make a measurable difference in the health of the Spokane River and the appearance of this great city.
Kids are welcome (and encouraged) to attend, all we ask is that there be adult supervision.
This event made possible by American Rivers, Bridgestone and the City of Spokane.
“Community cleanup projects for a better Spokane River!”
Saturday, April 26th, 9 to 11 a.m.
AT the Lincoln Ave SURGE stormwater management project (meet at Wilson Elementary on Lincoln and 25th)
Step outside your front door and make a big impact for Earth Day in your community this year! Spokane Riverkeeper, The Lands Council and Eastern Washington University’s Association of Student Planners in cooperation with AHBL and KOHLS, will spend a few hours on the morning of Earth Day Spokane on Saturday, April 26th, cleaning trash and debris and replanting damaged native plants in the City of Spokane’s stormwater management features.
Join our volunteer efforts to improve our stormwater drains for a cleaner Spokane River!
We invite you to help us clean up these very important features in our community. We will meet between 8:30 and 9 for coffee and snacks and to hand out tools. Work will begin at 9 after a brief intro from AHBL. We will end at 11 or earlier if we get all the work done.
After the cleanup, we encourage everyone to head downtown for the big Spokane Earth Day celebration in Riverfront Park, where there will be plenty of good, local food to satisfy your hunger, as well as great entertainment, activities and more!
WHAT TO BRING
We ask that you bring your own garden / work gloves, but we’ll have extras too. We’ll provide tools & bags for you. Please do bring some water to stay hydrated, snacks if you’ll need them, and definitely wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
This event made possible by Kohls and the City of Spokane.
When: Saturday, April 26 from 10 to 5
Where: Spokane’s Riverfront Park
It’s been five years since Earth Day Spokane left Riverfront Park but this year we are bringing it back to our crown jewel park, Riverfront Park!
When our committee started planning the event for this year, and realized that the City would be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Expo ’74, the first ever environmentally themed World’s Fair, it became obvious to us that we needed to move the event from West Main Avenue, where it had been since 2009, back to Riverfront Park, where it had occurred for many years before 2009.
Expect many of the community favorites: amazing local music, street performers, spoken word, brief community leader speeches, children’s activities, bountiful opportunities to learn about environmental organizations, recreation, local food, the always popular Procession of the Species parade, and more!
But, also expect new elements to the event honoring Expo ‘74: a showcase on the work the city has done on Riverfront Park, view our region’s keystone natural feature, the Spokane River, from the new Huntington Park, visit a booth featuring Spokane’s Expo ’74 and more!