Spokane County Conservation Futures

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New California Creek Trail at Mica Peak

Spokane County, Wash. Construction of California Creek, the main singletrack trail at Mica Peak Conservation Area, just wrapped up at the end of July 2020 in spite of new complications placed on volunteer projects due to COVID-19. This project has been years in the making, and while the trail has been open and accessible to the public for most of the last year, …

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Work Begins on New Dishman Hills Trailhead

Spokane Valley, Wash.  Volunteer efforts are in the works on a new trailhead on the south side of the Dishman Hills, just west of the Rocks of Sharon. The yet-to-be publicly opened Wilson Trailhead, the new gateway to the 137-acre Wilson Conservation Area purchased last fall, will complement the increasingly busy Stevens Creek Trailhead just two miles away.  Volunteers from the Dishman …

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Don’t Spend Conservation Futures $ on the YMCA building

I just sent this letter off to City and County officials. I’m ready for the hate mail to pour in. What do you think?: Dear Director Chase, Commisioner Mager, Commisioner Meilke, Commisioner Richard, I urge you not to consider using Conservation Futures funds to acquire the YMCA property in Riverfront Park. I am puzzled as …

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