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In a victory for those trying to protect Spokane River shoreline, a developer proposal to install up to thirty docks downstream of Plantes Ferry Park by Centennial Bridge in Spokane Valley has been defeated. The docks were proposed as part of an upscale housing development called Coyote Rocks.
Forum, Ecology, TransCanada, Spokane Conservation District, Riverside State Park and others team up to preserve and enhance Barker Road water trail accessPosted on October 24th, 2012
Thanks to a grant from TransCanada, the Forum was able to put together a coalition of the willing to preserve and enhance Barker Road water trail access.
The Washington Department of Ecology will clean-up four Spokane River beaches in Spokane Valley during September and October. Clean-up will address the accumulation of lead,...
A consortium of recreation, environmental and conservation groups have joined forces to promote a River Rally Sunday, August 21st that’s about both celebrating summer and making a clear statement: No Docks at the Rock. “If it floats, you’re ready” say event organizers.
The city of Spokane’s newly updated Shoreline Master Program has been approved by the Washington Department of Ecology. The Spokesman Review reports.
As many as thirty docks in an especially scenic and ecologically important stretch of the Spokane River are proposed as part of the Coyote Rock development. The City of Spokane Valley and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are approving permits for these docks one at a time. Washington Department of Ecology has a different view. Siding with the Spokane Riverkeeper and Trout Unlimited, Ecology filed a petition contesting the exemption for failing “to contain appropriate conditions to address cumulative effects arising from the reasonably foreseeable construction of similar docks in the area.” The Center for Justice reports.
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is asking the public to review Spokane County’s proposed update of its shoreline master program (SMP). The review period will run through Oct. 2, 2009. The plan maps out how shoreline areas along the Spokane River and Spokane County’s lakes and streams will be protected and regulated for years to come.
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) will hold a public hearing on March 24, 2009, to take public comment on a comprehensive update to the city of Spokane's Shoreline Master Program. The shoreline program includes regulations specific to the Spokane River. Ecology news release reports.
The City of Spokane has won Washington Department of Ecology praise for draft shoreline regulations being proposed within the city limits. Draft plans being developed by Spokane County, however, remain the subject of controversy. The Spokesman Review reports.
Another patch of the Spokane River shoreline near Post Falls may become homes under a plan to develop part of the Ross Point Baptist Camp. The Spokesman Review reports.