Five storytellers will connect listeners to Spokane’s High Drive Bluff Park on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

On Nov. 20, from 6:30-9 p.m. at The Montvale Event Center in Spokane (1017 W 1st Ave), Friends of the Bluff will present the third annual Bluff Talks. They’ve invited five people from the Spokane community to share their own unique stories – all in some way related to the High Drive Bluff Park — each in only 10 minutes or less.

“We started Bluff Talks three years ago as a way to bring people together in support of our park. I thought we’d give the format a try and have a little one-off neighborhood get-together,” said Marit Fischer, Friends of the Bluff board member and event organizer. “But it’s grown bigger than that. People love it and look forward to it each year. It’s a chance for us all to consider new facets of our park, to come together to protect our open space, and to connect with the Bluff and with each other. We’ll keep doing it as long as there are more stories to tell.”

This is an all-ages event with a suggested donation of $10 for individuals or $20 for families. There will be light snacks and a cash bar. All proceeds support Friends of the Bluff.

2019 Bluff Talks Speakers

Jerry White

Jerry White, Spokane Riverkeeper: The value, history and issues of Hangman Creek

Greg Gordon

Greg Gordon, Gonzaga University Associate Professor of Environmental Studies: The Urban Wild: Connecting to Wildness in the City

Paul Knowles

Paul Knowles, Spokane County Parks and Recreation Special Project Manager: Unlikely and Unpredictable: Landowners, their stories and their critical role in conserving some of Spokane County’s best places

Amy McCaffree

Amy McCaffree, “Out There Kids” columnist and special section editor, Out There Outdoors: Dear Bluff — A mother’s letter of memories

Pat Keegan, President of Friends of the Bluff: The year in review

Friends of the Bluff, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a collaboration of hikers, runners, mountain bikers, dog walkers, bird watchers, and nature lovers who volunteer to maintain Spokane’s High Drive Bluff Park, a 500-acre forest park on the western edge of the South Hill. The group organizes naturalist events, spearheads trail maintenance, promotes outdoor recreation, manages the forest, treats invasive weeds, and keeps our Bluff clean.