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Earth Day volunteers to freshen face of climbing areas

Spokane-area rock climbers plan to put their muscle into cleaning up favorite climbing areas in celebration of Earth Day. (Gregory Johnston)
Spokane-area rock climbers plan to put their muscle into cleaning up favorite climbing areas in celebration of Earth Day. (Gregory Johnston)

ENVIRONMENT -- The world of Spokane is going to look a little cleaner after Saturday.

Earth Day events are rallying volunteers to tackle a variety of projects to highlight better appreciation for the environment.  Clean-up efforts are widespread and impressive.

The Spokane Mountaineers alone is rounding up volunteers for five Spokane-area venues on Saturday:

  • John C. Shields Park/Beacon Hill Cleanup, 8 a.m.-noon, 5625 E Upriver Dr., in cooperation with Gonzaga Outdoors and Bower Climbing Coalition.
  • Cliff Drive/Cliff Park/Edwidge Woldson Park Cleanup, 8 a.m.-noon, at Cliff Drive and Stevens Street, in cooperation with Eastern Washington University EPIC Program and Bower Climbing Coalition.
  • Tum Tum Crag, 8 a.m.-noon, Highway 291 near TumTum, in Cooperation with Bower Climbing Coalition.
  • Q’emlin Park/Post Falls City Park Cleanup, 8 a.m.-noon, 12201 W. Parkway Dr. in Post Falls, in Cooperation with Kootenai Climbers and the Bower Climbing Coalition.

Also occurring on Upriver Drive

  • Unveil The Trail, Spokane River Centennial Trail Mile Cleanup.  Many groups are charged with maintaining a designated section of the trail.  The Mountaineers are basing their effort from  5625 E Upriver Drive.



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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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