Conservancy Events this Spring!

March 15, 2024

Spring is a busy time for nature, and Inland Northwest Land Conservancy! The winter thaw brings wildflowers, bird song and stewardship season. Check out our upcoming events below to get involved with your local Conservancy (that’s us!) this spring.

Wednesday, March 20th: Bi-Weekly Waikiki Wednesday

INLC will be hosting Bi-Weekly Waikiki Wednesdays at our Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve, every other Wednesday from 9:00am-2:00pm. We will be performing various stewardship tasks like invasive species removal, trail maintenance, planting, and everything else in between! Information for each weeks event will be emailed to everyone who registered the Monday before. We will have snacks and coffee before the event starts from 8:40am- 9:00am.

Saturday, March 23rd: Antoine Peak Hike

Volunteer hike docent, Rick Hosmer, will lead a hike at Antoine Peak starting at 10:30 am. The Antoine Peak Conservation Area consists of 1,296 acres of conservation land and offers fantastic views overlooking Liberty Lake, the Spokane Valley, and north to Mount Spokane and the Selkirk Range.

We will be hiking the “Summit Trail” to the top of the peak (3,374′). We’ll take it easy, with view breaks as needed. There are big views from the trail and at the top of the peak. After this hike, whenever you drive through the Spokane Valley you’ll look to the north and think “I’ve been up there!”

Thursday, March 28th: Volunteer Land Steward Training

The Volunteer Land Steward program is perfect for anyone interested in exploring the lands of our region in a more intimate way – studying the land, monitoring the property for specific improvements or issues, working on small projects to support the land’s function, and working with the stewardship team at the Conservancy to meet stewardship goals.

To become a Volunteer Land Steward, you must complete this training, choose an approved site to help us monitor, and complete an orientation site visit. This session will complete the first step of that training.

Saturday, April 20th: Palisades Park hike with Mark Merhab and EWU Philosophy Student

Hike docent, Mark Merhab, will lead at hike at Palisades Park starting at 9am. He will by joined by a Eastern Washington University (EWU) environmental philosophy student who will lead a discussion based on a reading provided prior to the hike.

Palisades Park has beautiful city views, level ground, and varying vegetation. The EWU student will offer a shared reading before the hike (one that is relevant to the region/trail) for participants to consider and chat about during the hike. This hike will serve as the student’s “community engagement” credit in their course. You will receive an email with the reading for this hike once details are finalized!

Sunday, April 21st: Waikiki Springs Earth Day Eve hike with EWU Philosophy Student

Hike docent, Alana Livingston, will lead a hike at Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve starting at 10am. She will by joined by a Eastern Washington University (EWU) environmental philosophy student who will lead a discussion based on a reading provided prior to the hike.

If you have been on a hike with Alana in the past, you know she loves to talk about edible and medicinal plants so if there are some fun plants making an appearance, you will likely talk about that too!

Blue skies in Spokane Washington – Spring is coming!