One (of many) initiatives Friends of the Falls has been working on over the past few months concerns care and access issues along the entire stretch of the Spokane River - a proposed river-oriented “greenway district” functioning much like downtown and public facilities districts do statewide.
Efforts to fund research on such a proposal are ongoing, and Executive Director Steve Faust has been busy making presentations to numerous groups and organizations on the concept, including what State law allows and how it might be applied to the Spokane. It’s an exciting concept, and feel free to with Steve if you’d like to know more.
But first, check out Steve’s article on the idea, presented in this month’s Out There Monthly. Follow the link below to the OTM website below; we’ll add a hard-copy link to the content at the end of the month.
As Steve argues in the article, the experience of our river doesn’t end or begin at City lines. It’s a regional asset, and deserves a regional approach to access, maintenance and facilities planning. “By not addressing these challenges as a region,” Steve writes, “We’re missing a fabulous opportunity. It’s time to consider a new approach.”
“Modest Proposal” article (Weblink, Out There Monthly)