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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

Volunteer for Palisades Park cleanup Saturday

TRAILS – Volunteers are needed for the annual Palisades Park Cleanup starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Meet at the intersection of Greenwood, Rimrock and Basalt roads. A tailgate party lunch for volunteers is set for noon. The city park, which is near Indian Canyon,...

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013

Sierra Clubbers lead strolls in local natural areas

OUTDO – Sierra Clubbers are leading a series of evening walks with an environmental emphasis through Spokane-area natural areas that runs through September. Hikes so far have been in Riverside State Park and on Mount Spokane. Read on for the remaining list with details on...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

Sign up: REI project boosts Little Spokane trail

TRAILS -- The Spokane REI store is trying to round up a crew of several hundred volunteers for a brief but massive effort to reroute a portion of a popular Little Spokane River trail off private land. Join the group! These service projects are fun...

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013

Volunteers to give key outdoor sites TLC this weekend

PUBLIC LANDS -- Volunteers are planning to pick up and spruce up a couple of prized outdoors recreation features in the Spokane area this weekend. Unveil the (Centennial) Trail, Saturday (April 20), 9 a.m.-noon About 350 volunteers have pre-registered for the annual clean-up, working in...

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013

Conservation Futures could add two choice spots

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Spokane County Conservation Futures Program is asking county commissioners to preserve 920 acres on the west flank of Mica Peak and15 acres at a geological site between Badger and Williams lakes south of Cheney. If approved, the acquisitions would bring Conservation...

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012

Big turnout Sunday to spiff up Dishman Hills

PUBLIC LANDS -- ‎547 volunteers, with a boost from the Washington Trails Association, turned out Sunday to pick up, plant and route trails in the Dishman Hills Natural Area. The project is backed by a $5,000 grant from REI to the Dishman Hills Natural Area...

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

County buys 269 acres for Glenrose conservation area

CONSERVATION -- The Dream Trail through the Dishman Hills of Spokane Valley has come 269 acres closer to reality this week with the purchase of two parcels in the Glenrose area. Two adjoining parcels were purchased with $473,500 from the Spokane County Conservation Futures Program...

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012

Dishman Hills to get TLC; join the group

WHAT: Dishman Hills Natural Area Cleanup, sponsored by REI. WHEN: April 22, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. WHERE: Dishman Hills Natural Area, Camp Caro, 625 S. Sargent Road, Spokane Valley WHO: Community groups and volunteers needed. About 340 helpers made a big difference last year in the...

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

Annual Buttercup Hike Saturday at Dishman Hills

HIKING -- The 46th annual Buttercup Hike led by the Dishman Hills Natural Area society is set to for Saturday, starting at noon at the Camp Caro lower parking lot. The hike moves at a gentle pace for all to enjoy.

TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

TLC needs to be a daily effort at Dishman Hills

TRAILS -- Less than a week after 330 people volunteered to clean up the Dishman Hills Natural Area in Spokane Valley, the new garbage carnage already has begun. Don't let litter critters take our favorite places down. Fight back by devoting just a few minutes...

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011

Annual ‘buttercup hike’ Saturday at Dishman Hills

HIKING -- The annual Buttercup Hike, a decade's-old favorite, is set for Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. from Camp Caro. (Head south from Appleway on Sargent Road to the parking area). Dishman Hills Natural Area Association leader Michael Hamilton plans to give a natural history...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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