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Friday, August 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Dishman Hills informational picnic set for Aug. 22

An aerial shot shows eroded roads near Big Rock in the Dishman Hills Conservation area. In December, the Dishman Hills Conservancy purchased 120-acres just south of Big Rock. For years the popular hiking trail went through private land. That land could have been developed drastically changing the scenery and ecology of the Rocks of Sharon area. The road pictured above are heavily eroded and will be rehabilitated by the conservancy. (Eli Francovich / The Spokesman-Review)
An aerial shot shows eroded roads near Big Rock in the Dishman Hills Conservation area. In December, the Dishman Hills Conservancy purchased 120-acres just south of Big Rock. For years the popular hiking trail went through private land. That land could have been developed drastically changing the scenery and ecology of the Rocks of Sharon area. The road pictured above are heavily eroded and will be rehabilitated by the conservancy. (Eli Francovich / The Spokesman-Review)

The annual Dishman Hills Conservancy picnic will be Aug. 22 at Camp Caro (698 S. Sargent Rd.) starting at 5:30 p.m.

The event aims to update members, donors and the public on the conservancy’s ongoing conservation efforts. Since 1966, the nonprofit Dishman Hills Conservancy has conserved more than 2,500 acres in Spokane County. The ultimate goal is to connect the northern end of the natural area in the Spokane Valley with the southernmost section by the Stevens Creek trailhead.

For instance, in December the Dishman Hills Conservancy purchased a 120-acre parcel near Big Rock for $600,000, thus securing the southern border of the Dishman Hills Conservation area.

The picnic is free and open to the public, although registration is required.

To register, visit dishmanhills.org/Events.

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