Trails group recruiting volunteers for summer trail projects

OUTDO – The Washington Trails Association is recruiting volunteers for an ambitious lineup of trail-building and maintenance projects in far Eastern Washington this season. Every year as the budgets for parks and forests dwindle, volunteers become more important, said Jane Baker, local WTA trail crew...

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012

Liberty Lake Park trail closing briefly for renovation

TRAILS -- Beginning Monday (Oct. 22) through Friday (Oct. 26) the popular 7-mile loop trail at Liberty Lake Regional Park will be closed for trail renovation that includes blasting. Rock will be removed in an area to widen and level the trail. The work is...

FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

Volunteers needed for trail work at area parks

TRAILS – Trails at Liberty Lake, Mount Spokane and the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are scheduled for rerouting or maintenance projects by the Washington Trails Association in the next few weeks. The most ambitious project involves work near a popular waterfall to make...

MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012

Helpers needed for trail project at Liberty Lake

TRAILS – Helpers are needed for a series of Liberty Lake trail rerouting projects on the 7-mile loop trail at Liberty Lake County Park, starting next Sunday, organized by the Washington Trails Association. Other scheduled dates for working at Liberty Lake are March 29 and...


‘State of Our Trails’ program set for Thursday

TRAILS– Efforts to maintain and develop some of the region’s standout trails will be presented at the annual “state of our trails” program organized by the Inland Northwest Trails Coalition Thursday, 6 p.m., at Mountain Gear Corporate Headquarters, 6021 E. Mansfield in Spokane Valley. (See...

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

Canoe Classic moves from Spokane River to flatwater

PADDLING -- The annual Spokane River Canoe Classic, normally set on its namesake stream, has been moved to Liberty Lake this year because of the dangerously high river flows. The event is set for Saturday, beginning with registration at 9 a.m. followed by the race...

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011

Iller Creek trail project needs volunteers

COUNTY PARKS -- The National Trails Day weekend work project scheduled for Liberty Lake County Park has been changed to put more muscle to Spokane County’s popular Iller Creek Conservation Area up from Dishman-Mica Road. Volunteers are needed June 4 or 5 to improve the...


Volunteer for trail work from Liberty Lake to Salmo-Priest

PUBLIC LANDS – The Washington Trails Association once again is organizing projects to build or maintain popular non-motorized trails in northeastern Washington, from Spokane Valley to the Salmo-Priest Wilderness. The group projects range from one-day stints to week-long volunteer vacation projects that culminate in great...

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