American Canoe Association
Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddle sport competition, exploration and recreation. ACA grants have contributed to Spokane River educational outreach and cleanup activities.
Avista works to be a good steward of our area’s natural resources, while also meeting our energy needs. Avista’s Spokane River Project includes efforts to improve access, recreational opportunities, and safety on the river.
City of Spokane Valley
In addition to sponsorship, the City of Spokane Valley has partnered with river enthusiasts to restore the river’s riparian area and remodel river access sites at Sullivan Bridge, Barker Road, and Mirabeau Park. Their Parks and Recreation department provides residents and visitors with beautiful parks along the river, as well as a variety of quality recreation programs and community events.
Inland Northwest Community Foundation
As the community foundation for the Inland Northwest, INWCF serves 10 counties in Eastern Washington and 10 counties in North Idaho. Their services help people who care about our region accomplish their charitable goals. INWCF has awarded more than $42 million in grants and scholarships since its inception in 1974.
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader. Utilizing Johnson Controls’ community outreach program, Blue Sky Involve, local employees support the River Forum through grants and volunteer projects.
Northwest Whitewater Association
Northwest Whitewater Association is a whitewater rafting club based in Spokane, Washington. Their goal is to promote whitewater boating, safety, and conservation. Become a member to get involved in local river floats and events, and receive their informative newsletter, The NWA News.
Pangaea River Rafting
Pangaea River Rafting offers guided Spokane River trips with categories including Whitewater, Easy Family Floats, Wine Tasting, Team Building, and Bird Watching. All trips take about 2 hours, are minutes from downtown Spokane and include a FREE Happy Hour.
Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club
The Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club is an organization of individuals who are enthusiastic about human-powered watercraft. Members range from whitewater kayakers and canoeists to racers, recreationalists, campers, sportsmen/women and families with children. Members paddle open canoes, whitewater canoes, whitewater kayaks, sea kayaks, inflatable kayaks, rafts and sit-on-tops. Check their website to become a member and participate in meetings, trips, paddle clinics, conservation, and more.
Spokane Fly Fishing
Spokane Fly Fishing provides a fly fishing club for families. They also work to help people new to the area or new to fly fishing, in gaining the greatest possible appreciation and enjoyment of the sport. Check their website to become a member and participate in outings, events, classes, and more.
TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure. Their regional offices are fortunate enough to have a bird’s eye view of the Spokane River and downtown Spokane. As part of their community investment commitment, they have chosen to support our efforts to restore, protect, and make the Spokane River more accessible.
To become a sponsor, contact Spokane River Forum Executive Director Andy Dunau, 509-535-7084, firstname.lastname@example.org.