City Council Forum to Discuss River Health & Water Conservation

Council Member Breean Beggs, 509.625.6714

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 4:39 p.m.

The Spokane City Council is inviting the community to a conversation focused the health of Spokane River. The conversation, titled “Healthy River, Healthy Spokane,” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

“The Spokane River is an incredible natural asset,” says Council Member Breean Beggs. “We want to evaluate what we’re doing to protect the river and what additional measures will support a robust river system in the future”

The conversation will include information on Spokane’s unique natural water system, including the connection between the Spokane River and the Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer and how climate change is impacting that system.

City staff members will present current information on efforts to conserve water and reduce system leakage and future possibilities for continued improvements. Community advocates for the Spokane River, including representatives from the Upper Columbia United Tribes, the Spokane Riverkeeper, the Sierra Club, and the Center for Environmental Law & Policy (CELP), will provide additional perspectives on river health. The public will have an opportunity to speak and ask questions as well.