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December 14, 2016       
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TransCanada supports water trail with millennial perspective

Thank you to TransCanada for providing a $4,000 grant to support the continued development of the Spokane River Water Trail.

Dan Maguire, an environmental engineer for TransCanada and Forum board member, is a millennial with a passion for both the environment and outdoor recreation.

A survey conducted by Chase Card Services found that "When millennials are "out there," what they want is lots of friends along and a party atmosphere. In fact, they are more likely than any other group to travel socially with friends and family." And they share their experiences on social media, with three out of four millennials posting to social networks at least once a day while traveling.

This makes assets like the Centennial Trail and Spokane River Water Trail community treasures at the center of recruiting both talent and tourism to our communities. Read More
Trails Coalition receives Hangman/Latah Creek planning grants  
The Inland Northwest Trails and Conservation Coalition (INTC) has received grants to support a trail design with possible water access on lower Hangman Creek. Organizers are focused on the stretch from Hangman's confluence with the Spokane River to the intersection of Hatch Road and Highway 195.

In November, a technical assistance grant was received from the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program. This grant is for fiscal year 2017 and engages six Spokane neighborhoods, the Spokane Tribe of Indians, and multiple agencies to actualize a path which is included in the Spokane County Parks Trails Plan. Read More
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