This is a call for volunteers with (and without) building experience.
The Friends of Mt. Spokane State Park, with a grant from the Johnston-Fix Foundation, is planning to construct a 16′ X 24′ warming hut this summer for snowshoers and backcountry skiers and we need volunteers who can help. While no experience is necessary, we are especially in need of an experienced builder to assist with directing the project so that it gets done according to the engineered specifications. We expect to start in late July or early August and want to finish before the end of October. The site will be across from the picnic area and vault toilet at the intersection of the Lower Kit Carson Loop Road and Trail 110. It is a quarter mile from the main road and accessible by vehicle, but there is no power at the site. Brad McQuarrie, General Mgr for the Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, is putting together the building materials list and will also be available to help guide the work.
Please let me know if you can help, and please spread the word regarding this very exciting project. Thanks!
Cris Currie, President
Friends of Mt. Spokane State Park
A 501(c)(3) Organization
PS: We will also need a Washington certified wood stove for the hut, so if you have any leads on where we might get a discounted new or used one, let me know.
This just in….
> MONDAY DEADLINE FOR /FIT FOR BLOOMSDAY/ SIGN-UP
> Schools Have Until January 23rd to Enter
> January 20, 2012—Elementary schools in Eastern Washington and North
> Idaho have until Monday to sign up for the /Fit for Bloomsday…Fit for
> Life/ youth fitness program. After the entry deadline, over 60 schools
> are expected to have signed up, with nearly 6,000 kids participating in
> the ten-week running and walking program. (more…)
This just in….Bloomsday 2012
BLOOMSDAY ‘12 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Early Entrants May Win iPad from Strong Solutions
January 3, 2012—With Spokane enjoying a mild winter, it may be easier than usual for Spokane residents to realize spring isn’t far off, and with it the 36th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run. And to help fortify New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, early bird registration for Bloomsday is now open at www.bloomsdayrun.org. Those who sign up by February 12th will have a chance to win one of two Apple iPads courtesy of Strong Solutions—1718 E. Sprague. (more…)
Just received this from Karen at Inland Northwest Trails:
Fall is perfect weather for trail work!
WTA (Washington Trails Association) will be doing work and will need volunteers. They provide equipment – volunteers bring gloves, wear boots, long sleeve shirt, long pants for protection from brush.
Work includes cutting brush back from the trail, sometimes working on the surface, cutting logs, or perhaps putting in a ditch to direct water away from the trail. Volunteers work at their own pace and rest whenever needed. Bring along a lunch. Beverages and cookies are provided at the end of the day. Volunteers usually meet at 8:30am and work until about 3:30pm Jane Baker is our WTA Eastern Washington Leader.
It is a very good way to give back to the trails we all love!
The last days of trail work for Fall 2010 are:
Iller Creek Conservation Area (Rocks of Sharon)
Saturday September 25th
Sunday September 26th (more…)
Want to help keep up Spokane’s favorite trail? REI is helping organize a volunteer event this Saturday at Riverside State Park.
Spokane REI — Volunteer and Give Back: 8th Annual Unveil the Trail
Cycling, Dog friendly, Family, Kids
Event Location: Bowl and Pitch Overlook, Mile 30 of the Centennial Trail
Event Fee: Free
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PDT)
Partner Organization: Friends of the Centennial Trail
Description: Join the Friends of the Centennial Trail and other Adopt a Mile group volunteers as we give the Centennial Trail its 8th Annual spring-clean up! REI will be cleaning mile 30 in Riverside State Park. Meet at the Bowl and Pitcher overlook on the Centennial Trail at 9AM. Bring your favorite garden gloves, rake, broom and trash bags. Remember to dress for April weather and bring a camera!
You’re Invited to the Lands Council’s 15th Annual Dinner & Auction __________________________________________________
Join the Lands Council for an exciting evening of good friends, delicious food, fantastic live and silent auction items and, most importantly, supporting the preservation and revitalization of your Inland Northwest forests, water and wildlife.
Saturday, April 10th, 2010
The Lincoln Center
1316 N. Lincoln St., Downtown Spokane
$1000 Environmentalist Business Sponsor Table.
*Includes priority table placement, a full-page ad in the auction booklet, Environmentalist level recognition in the booklet, on-stage and in our newsletter, e-newsletter and website.
$600 Naturalist Business Sponsor Table.
*Includes space for a half-page ad in the auction booklet, Naturalist level recognition in the booklet, on-stage and in our newsletter, e-newsletter and website.
$400 General Table (with single payment).
$60 per individual guest.
(All tables seat 8 guests)
Starting today, two local non-profits—Union Gospel Mission and Pedals2People— and local bike shop Two Wheel Transit are working together to put unused bikes back to work for the good of the community with a Bike Cash for Clunkers program.
How it works: Two Wheel Transit will assess each bike for safety and serviceability and issue in-store credit from $25 to $100 toward the purchase price of any 2010 Trek or Gary Fisher at the store, or in stock at Trek Bicycles. They’ll then service and transport the bikes to the two organizations.
“When you don’t have a car and need to travel several miles, a bicycle is golden,” says Union Gospel Mission development director Dave Wall. The mission provides homeless services in Spokane. Pedals2People exists promote bike use in Spokane, including reusing and rehabilitating old bikes.
The program runs from now until February 15th. It is only available at Two Wheel Transit, located at 1405 W. 1st Avenue.
The 7th Annual Spokane River Clean-Up is coming this September 26. They’re looking for volunteers. Below is a call for volunteers, outlining the ways you can help.
Last year, 800 volunteers collected eight tons of debris from along the banks of the Spokane River, and recycled two tons of it. In addition to our longstanding tradition of
work in the Spokane River Gorge, this year we’ve added a second location in the University District.
If you simply want to participate in the clean up, please preregister at friendsofthefalls.org.
The Spokane River Clean-Up needs volunteers for key positions that make the event possible. (more…)
Wed. August 26, 10AM – 2PM
Saturday August 29, 8AM – 1PM
Sunday August 30, 1PM- 6PM
Meet at the Skills Park in Camp Sekani.
Bring work gloves and tools (shovel, Hammer/small sledge, post hole digger, chainsaw) if you have them. Drinks/snacks will be provided.