At the annual Reforest Spokane Day event on Saturday, October 23, Inland Northwest Land Conservancy, The Lands Council, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Avista Utilities hosted hundreds of volunteers at Rimrock to Riverside, a connecting corridor between Riverside State Park and Palisades City Park, to plant 2,000 native trees and shrubs.
The area, home to moose, bobcats, coyotes, and smaller mammals, is being restored to a seasonal wetland. The plants will help shade the overhauled ponds, helping to retain standing water well into the summer months for passing wildlife, insects, and frogs that call the area home.
Reforest Spokane, an annual event for the Lands Council, brings the community together every year to learn about local ecosystems and work to make them stronger. Find out more at LandsCouncil.org.
Volunteers planted 2000 trees and shrubs for Reforest Spokane. // Photos courtesy of The Lands Council
View more photos from the Reforest Spokane event at landscouncil.org/reforest-spokane-day.