The Spokane River Forum serves as a clearinghouse and information exchange for all things Spokane River.
This Friday, October 1st, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The Spokane Riverkeeper reports.
The 8th Annual Spokane River Clean-Up - set for Saturday, September 25, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Find out more.
A lawsuit over river discharges threatens the January 2012 startup of a new Spokane County sewage treatment plant, so officials are working on a backup. Plan B, restoration of a wetland with treated wastewater, requires county officials to exercise many of the land-use tools in their kit – and one that doesn’t yet exist. The Spokesman Review reports.
Enterprising recreation students from the University of Idaho will be leading a cleanup effort from Harvard Road (Put-in) to Mirabeau Park (Take-out). Saturday, April 24th, 10:00 am.
If Ecology's DO TMDL plan for reducing algae-feeding pollution in the Spokane River is challenged, Spokane County's treatment plant may not be allowed to discharge effluent into the Spokane River. That could trigger a construction moratorium or increased cost to discharge the water elsewhere. The Spokesman Review reports.
On behalf of the Spokane Riverkeeper, Gonzaga Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic today filed a sixty day “notice of violation” with the City of Spokane as a precedent to bringing a federal citizen enforcement lawsuit under the Clean Water Act. Read the Center for Justice news release.
The Center for Justice filed a 60 day notice of intent to sue Spokane City over Spokane’s antiquated sewer system pumping polychlorinated byphenyls, or PCBs, into the Spokane River. The Spokesman Review reports.
Scientists have been running diagnostic tests on City of Spokane sewer and stormwater pipes to see where PCB and other contaminants of concern might be entering the Spokane River. The Inlander reports.
Over 233 pages of comments were submitted to the Washington Department of Ecology draft dissolved oxygen TMDL for the Spokane River.
The latest plan to limit algae-producing phosphorus in the Spokane River is drawing critics. The Spokesman Review reports.