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Overhaul begins on trails in Dishman Hills Natural Area

Gonzaga University student Derek Desrosier works a Pulaski on a new trail in the Dishman Hills Natural Area in a project organized by the Dishman Hills Conservancy on April 21, 2013.  (Rich Landers)
Gonzaga University student Derek Desrosier works a Pulaski on a new trail in the Dishman Hills Natural Area in a project organized by the Dishman Hills Conservancy on April 21, 2013. (Rich Landers)

CONSERVATION — About 200 volunteers chipped in today to start a major revamping of the Dishman Hills Natural Area trail system.

Groups such as the Spokane Mountaineers and Gonzaga University student programs turned out in the Spokane Valley for the annual service day organized by the Dishman Hills Conservancy.

Regular trail users will soon notice a big difference as new trails are built to connect a series of four larger loops while some other trails, including sections of a few well-used ones, will be decommissioned.

The effort seeks to reduce the criss-crossing of trails and provide more resting areas for wildlife.

More signs will be posed as the project continues.

Other groups today planted hundreds of trees to reforest an area near the Camp Caro parking lot off Appleway and Sargent Road.




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