Proposed Latah Creek Pathway Project Gets a Boost

This past November, the Inland Northwest Trails and Conservation Coalition announced the group had received a technical assistance grant from the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program for a recreation and wildlife corridor project along Latah Creek. The project envisions a corridor along the creek from the mouth at the Spokane River to the intersection of Hatch Road and Highway 195 and will include engaging six Spokane neighborhoods, the Spokane Tribe of Indians, and multiple agencies to actualize the recreational path, which is included in the Spokane County Parks Trails Plan.

The pathway could include a history walking tour and a water trail with put in and take out spots. The project would build on some of the restoration currently happening along the creek, as well as provide historical and geological interpretation of the Ice Age Flood. According to INTC president Lunell Haught, “This area is literally a living history book, and thanks to the work of volunteers for the past two years we are ready to take advantage of the groundwork that has been done and move into a more formal planning process.” //

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