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UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Unique July Fourth celebration marks 57th year of speeches and stirring the pot in Spokane

The 57th “Freedom at the Arboretum” picnic drew a diverse group of Fourth of July celebrants who spoke their minds.


Choosing to own: Low rates, down payments mean first-time homebuyers have options

Kieley Fox had had enough of cycling through rentals and living with her parents. The 41-year-old single mother found out she was pre-approved for a line of credit that enabled …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 3:14 p.m.

Arbor Day event offers helpful tips for those looking to start their own compost piles

The composting stations at the Arbor Day celebration Saturday at Finch Arboretum were hugely popular, drawing lines of people trying to learn more about how to build their own compost …


Habitats, trail systems and sound barriers: Spokane Parks Department lays out master plan for Finch Arboretum

The Finch Arboretum could see dozens of changes over the next few years including a new pathway, a sound wall and a collection of plants from around the Inland Northwest.


Public surveys offer wish lists for Finch Arboretum draft master plan

Upgrades to Spokane’s venerable arboretum are going to be guided by a new master plan under development by the parks department.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

Finch Arboretum access likely planning priority: Public comment period coming up as part of developing new master plan

Making Finch Arboretum more accessible to the public from the inside out is among the ideas being considered in a new master plan being developed for the arboretum. The Spokane …


Finch Arboretum restrooms getting upgrades

Woodland Center restrooms at Finch Arboretum are getting an update


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 10:48 p.m.

Arboretum creek undergoing repair

Garden Springs Creek through Finch Arboretum is undergoing restoration to re-establish its natural look.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago In an event with lasting repercussions for all Spokane nature lovers, John A. Finch, 61, pioneer Spokane mining man and businessman, died suddenly at …


Three bills in Washington would create new license plate designs

OLYMPIA – Washington drivers can choose from 47 specially designed license plates that support causes including breast cancer research, orca preservation, square dancing and lighthouse restoration. And drivers may soon …


Finch Arboretum creek to be restored for redband trout

A small creek that flows the length of John A. Finch Arboretum will soon become a better home for fish. But that will require removing some structures built in an …


Landmarks: Finch Arboretum has been wowing visitors for years

Tree expert Ed Lester and professional gardener Sally Sullivan got together on a crisp autumn morning recently to compare notes about the history of the John A. Finch Arboretum – …


Autumn is showtime for arboretum

When we think about Spokane parks, Manito and Riverfront are probably the first two that come to mind. But there is a hidden gem that is well worth a visit …


Festival to teach composting

The Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers will hold a Compost Fair on Oct. 27 at Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd. The fair is part of the Fall Leaf Festival, and runs …


Free course on pruning methods planned at Finch

The Spokane Urban Forestry and the Spokane Conservation District will hold a free course on Friday at Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd., from 9 a.m. to noon, teaching the …


Arboretum is site of Compost Fair

The 32nd semi-annual Compost Fair, held by the Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers, will be April 28 at Finch Arboretum, beginning at 11 a.m. The event is part of the Arbor Day …


Volunteer group seeks to enhance arboretum

A volunteer group is forming in support of the John A. Finch Arboretum, and it will meet again on Thursday. The group will function much like the Friends of Manito, …


Volunteer group seeks to enhance arboretum

A volunteer group is forming in support of the John A. Finch Arboretum, and it will meet again on Jan. 26. The group will function much like the Friends of …


Park board approves Merkel complex use fees

Fees for users of the new Merkel Sports Complex were approved by the Spokane Park Board on Sept. 9. The fee scale came together after a public meeting at the …


Holiday celebrations run the gamut

The Fourth of July is more about duty than barbecues and fireworks – at least to many who celebrated on Sunday.


Healthier habitat

The meandering stream that spills through Finch Arboretum in west Spokane has been getting a face lift. New trees and shrubs have been planted alongside the Garden Springs Creek to …


Humane society condemns use of deadly Rodenator

A plan to blow up squirrels in a Spokane park has raised the ire of the local humane society and the glee of a national conservative talk radio icon. After …


Spokane parks detonating ground squirrels

Hundreds of ground squirrels have invaded Finch Arboretum and are turning the grounds into Swiss cheese. Even worse, it’s breeding season. Spokane Parks officials are mounting a counterattack with a …