Mark Fenton, host of the PBS show America’s Walking, is in Spokane. We love this guy. He’s an entertaining speaker full of fresh ideas — and examples from around the country — for making our city increasingly pedestrian-friendly. We repeat: do not miss this.
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This fall, over 3,000 students in the Spokane School District will once again run cross country. Active4Youth, a local non-profit fighting childhood obesity, is partnering with the district to offer programs schools can’t afford on their own.
The six-week season has two regional zone meets (Sept. 30 and Oct. 7) and culminates in the 2009 Bloomsday All-City Meet on October 12 at Comstock Park.
Call 868-6201 or visit active4youth.org for information.
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p.e.a.c.h., a Spokane non-profit, is holding a fundraising event next weekend — join them for wine-tasting and/or a gourmet dinner! Below is the information they’ve provided.
In celebration of the bounty of fall harvest here in the Inland Northwest, People for Environmental Action and Community Health (p.e.a.c.h.) is inviting area supporters and local food enthusiasts to join them for “Grape to Glass” and “Farm to Fork” on Saturday, October 3. This fundraiser for the 10-year-old Spokane nonprofit organization will include wine tastings from several regional wineries, a gourmet multi-course meal prepared by chefs from One World Spokane and Fresh Abundance, local music, dancing and a silent auction. (more…)
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The Washington Department of Ecology recntly released its newest effort at a dissolved oxygen remediation plan for the Spokane River.
Read more about it from the Center for Justice here.
The public comment period on the plan runs through October 14th. A public meeting to discuss the new draft is this Thursday at Spokane Community College’s Sasquatch Room in Lair Building #6 at the SCC campus.
Adventure racing — pretty much a scavenger hunt on a bike — is all about strategy. Even if you’re not in top shape, you may do well with a bit of careful planning, so bust out that compass already!
Spokane Trailquest is holding its next event this Sunday at Pine Tree Park in North Spokane. Registration is from 8 am – 11 am and entry is $20, which includes water and snacks.
For more information, call 327-7220 or visit spokanetrailquest.com.
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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…)
The Washington Trails Association would like your help this weekend building trials to access the Big Rock section of the Dishman Hills Natural Area, which they recently purchased.
Work crews will go out Saturday and Sunday at 8 am. Lunch is provided.
For more information on work parties or to sign up, visit wta.org.
One World Spokane Community Kitchen & Garden hosts their first annual fundraiser this weekend. The evening includes stand-up by Spokane comedian Jim Green, live music, beer, wine and local organic food.
As a non-profit community kitchen, One World offers fresh, organic meals with no menu and no prices, expecting patrons to pay what is fair and affordable for them. OTM’s editor, Jon Snyder, is on their advisory board.
One Night, One World fundraiser tickets are $25. For more information, visit oneworldspokane.com or call 270-1608.
See FLOW at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave., at 6 pm tomorrow. Free movie and dinner.
Watch the trailer here. It’s about the growing scarcity of water, as you may have suspected. As of now, there’s almost no regulation of the water industry, which becomes increasingly frightening as water becomes less readily available. The movie asks questions like: what if a few corporations end up monopolizing water, making it available to only to those who can pay? How close are we to that? Is the very concept of owning water unethical? … Like I said, watch the trailer. You won’t want to miss the showing.
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Conservation Northwest and the Lands Council are showing a documentary on people and predators coexisting, followed by discussion by a panel including Suzanne Stone of Defenders of Wildlife and Carter Niemeyer, formerly of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
They will discuss the controversy that’s recently arisen as Idaho and Montana began to sell permits for hunting gray wolves, which were recently removed from the endangered species list. Read more in the Spokesman-Review story.