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MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2011, 7:05 A.M.

REI grants $20,000 to local outdoor efforts

Volunteers from local groups tackle weeks and erosion problems in October 2011 near a popular Spokane River access site near Mirabeau Point. (Spokane River Forum)
Volunteers from local groups tackle weeks and erosion problems in October 2011 near a popular Spokane River access site near Mirabeau Point. (Spokane River Forum)

CONSERVATION -- Spokane’s REI store, celebrating its 25th anniversary, has recently awarded grants totaling $20,000 to non-profit groups that will leverage the money with volunteer work at several key area outdoors features in the Spokane area:

Spokane River Forum,$10,000 – for improving the river access at Mirabeau Point for paddlers and rafters and advancing the concept of a Spokane River Water Trail.

Friends of the Centennial Trail, $5,000 – to support the spring Unveil the Trail event that organizes community volunteers to clean and maintain 37 miles of the trail from the stateline to Nine Mile Falls.

Dishman Hills Natural Area Association, $5,000 – to support volunteer projects for stewardship, including the annual service day, trail maintenance, brochure creation and habitat restoration.




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