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MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

Greening Neighborhoods grant program now available

The City Of Spokane is launching an exciting new grant program called Greening Neighborhoods Grant Program, which will offer a $10,000 incentive as part of the Forest Spokane initiative. Neighborhoods that want to participate are being asked to identify locations suitable for planting trees, shrubs,...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014

National Parks Subway Map

As visiting season approaches, check The Sierra Club's fun 'subway-style' map of U.S. national parks. It serves as a great reminder of how many national parks there are in this country. What is your favorite? Check this full list of all our national parks and...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Spokane County Regional Trail Plan needs your input

​Here's a good opportunity to speak out on an important regional asset: Spokane County Parks and Recreation, working in collaboration with the Inland Northwest Trails Coalition (INTC), has updated the Spokane County Regional Trail Plan and wants your input on it. The Plan identifies policies...

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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

Summer burn ban on all DNR land

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced there will be a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands through September 30, 2013. The burn ban will apply to all forestlands in Washington under DNR fire protection, which does not include federally owned lands....

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TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013

Summer tips for the lawn and garden

Since the heat is on, it's time revist some environmentally friendly lawn care. The goal is to not water too much but the EPA has some helpful tips. (Although no mention of the lawn bicycle pictured above, courtesy of Psystenance.) Longer is Better. Make sure...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013

Washington State Parks celebrates 100 years

Did you know Washington Legislature created the State Board of Park Commissioners on March 19th, 1913, four years before the creation of the National Park System.?Today, the Commission manages 117 developed parks and a total of approximately 120,000 acres of park lands – approximately one-third...

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THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012

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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012

Sustainable Works Open House on March 1st

Sustainable Works has a new home in Hillyard they're inviting you to an open house at the new location, 5315 N Market St. Drinks and food will be available and the event goes down Thursday, March 1st, 4:00pm-6:00pm. It's a great opportunity to check out...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011

THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2011

City Council's response to water rates 

By now, I hope you've seen the story how most Spokane users paid less on their water bills this summer. It puts the controversy in perspective doesn't it? Tis the campaign season, after all, and people buy into misinformation since fear sells. But the facts...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2011

TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011

Take notice Spokane: July is Smart Irrigation Month 

You might've seen the "Slow the Flow" advertisement on the Spokesman-Review and thought, huh? What does that mean? With a new water rate structure in effect for 2011, Spokane water customers are encouraged to conserve- especially in dry months like July which is Smart Irrigation...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

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