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Coming Friday: Water to Wine, annual fundraiser for Spokane River access

Peter Grubb, president of ROW Adventures, leads a rafting trip from a launch point in Peaceful Valley on Tuesday in Spokane. The city’s new South Gorge trail proposal which will create a loop with the Centennial Trail. The city is also working with the Spokane River Forum and the Spokane Conservation District on plans for boat launch for rafts and kayaks in Glover Field. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Peter Grubb, president of ROW Adventures, leads a rafting trip from a launch point in Peaceful Valley on Tuesday in Spokane. The city’s new South Gorge trail proposal which will create a loop with the Centennial Trail. The city is also working with the Spokane River Forum and the Spokane Conservation District on plans for boat launch for rafts and kayaks in Glover Field. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Water to Wine, the annual event to support Spokane River improvements for anglers, rafters, paddlers and other users is set for Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Chateau River in the Flour Mill basement, 621 W. Mallon Ave.

The funds are used to establish access to the river, said co-host Sean Visintainer of Silver Bow Fly Shop.

Proceeds from the event this year, according to the Spokane River Forum, will be dedicated to building a boat slide access at Glover Field in Peaceful Valley for river access downstream of the falls and into the Spokane River Gorge.

A new access at Glover would tie in well with the recently revamped takeout downstream at the Treatment Plant, he said.

The fundraising event will include auction items such as a Winston fly rod, guided trips and more. Appetizers and drinks will be available as well as live music from the The Cronkites.

Cost: $75. Tickets are available online at spokaneriver.net and will also be sold at the door.




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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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