Alicia Bemiss-Powell

Restoring natural areas along Riverton Avenue

Alicia Bemiss-Powell, Neighborhood Services and Code Enforcement, No Phone Number Available

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:33 p.m.

Restoring natural areas along Riverton Avenue

Replanting has begun along a stretch of the Spokane River. The City is restoring the natural areas where Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) tanks were put in to address stormwater runoff.

At the site of CSO tanks 38 and 39 on South Riverton Avenue (around Magnolia and Cook Streets, respectively), crews are making sure native trees and plants will thrive there once again. The City is providing irrigation to all the new plantings and is also extending irrigation further along Riverton. Because of that, the neighborhood will have an opportunity for future planting projects such as Greening Neighborhoods plantings.  

The effort is part of Forest Spokane, an initiative to mitigate stormwater by implementing green infrastructure – namely by planting trees and vegetation and removing impervious surfaces. The replanting along Riverton is also about being a good steward of Spokane's natural areas.

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