Spokane River Forum Enews Update
  March 24, 2017   
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Glover Field Water Trail access takes big step forward

The Spokane River is closed to rafters and kayakers today, but summer weather and lower flows are right around the corner.  That's why it is exciting to announce plans for an access point at Glover Field in Peaceful Valley are moving ahead.

The City of Spokane is partnering with the Spokane Conservation District and the Spokane River Forum to take Glover Field Water Trail access through permitting and construction-ready design. This access, located just below the lower falls, Spokane City Hall and Huntington Park, will be a prime river gateway for anglers, rafters and paddlers.

Click here to see the preferred concept plan for Glover that Spokane Parks and Recreation adopted in 2015. That plan and related work the city has done with shoreline planning, geotechnical studies, habitat management planning and cultural resource surveys "was huge," said Spokane River Forum Executive Director Andy Dunau. "Hats off to them for meeting with numerous stakeholders and holding public meetings with the neighborhood and others to get the design right."

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Legislative assist needed for Glover Field construction

With legislative direction, funds needed for construction of Glover Field water trail access can be made available. How? By carrying forward Department of Commerce funding for the whitewater project that is already in place. The key person who can clear this trail is Senator Honeyford, the Washington State Senate Budget Chair. Those interested in securing these funds can contact the senator at Jim.Honeyford@leg.wa.gov.

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