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Thu., Oct. 6, 2011, 3:08 p.m.

Helpers sought for tree South Hill bluff tree pruning effort

A runner gets in his weekday evening workout at the South Hill Bluffs.  (Rich Landers)
A runner gets in his weekday evening workout at the South Hill Bluffs. (Rich Landers)

TRAILS/ENVIRONMENT -- The Friends of the High Drive Bluff on Spokane's South Hill are coordinating a tree pruning clinic 1 p.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 9) to help generate more helpers to reduce fire danger on the bluffs and improve thee quality of the bluff trails.

Participants on Sunday will create a fire risk reduction demonstration site.
 
Anyone interested in joining a team to maintain fuelbreaks along the Bluff trail system is welcome to participate.

Please RSVP by Friday to Erik Sjoquist  of the Spokane County/WSU Extension, phone 477-2175, email erik.sjoquist@wsu.edu

The project will involve physical work on steep slopes.
 
Meet at the trailhead 20 yards south of the intersection of Bernard and High Drive. Bring water to drink, work gloves and wear sturdy boots. If you have any of the following, please bring them also; pruning saws, loppers, axes, and hard hats.  




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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