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South Hill bluff fire prevention work needs volunteers

A trail on Spokane's South Hill bluff runs through an dog-hair timber area that burned in a 2014 fire. (Rich Landers)
A trail on Spokane's South Hill bluff runs through an dog-hair timber area that burned in a 2014 fire. (Rich Landers)

TRAILS -- A volunteer work party to thin brush and prune trees to reduce fire danger on a portion of the South Hill bluff is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30, organized by Friends of the South Hill Bluff.

"Fires on the bluff threaten the whole South Hill, not only those homes on the edge," said Pat Keegan, the group's president. "Currently we have a Forest Fire Risk Reduction Project on the bluff between 16th and 21st Ave."

More volunteers are needed to get the project done, he said. 

The group will work 9 a.m.-1 p.m. starting at the Ash Street and 16th Avenue trailhead.

Helpers should bring work gloves, and pruning tools if possible.

Info: Phil 670-4649.



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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