Oct. 29th – Amphitheater Build at Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve (9am-3pm)

October 29, 2021 9:00 am 10

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INLC’s Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve property lies along the north side of the Little Spokane River near Fairwood. It’s very diverse in vegetation, wildlife, and geologically and contains an extensive trail network. The property is loved and appreciated and used by public trail users, local tribes, and wildlife, and the Conservancy strives to further protect and enhance the important habitats present on the property that are frequented by so many. 

A huge part of making sure that our lands stay healthy is education of the next generation of stewards. And we at INLC believe that Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve is a perfect place to learn how to be a good steward. The trees create a safe canopy, the understory provides a lush and sweet smelling learning environment, and the river inspires anyone that sees it to be a better steward of our lands. All we need is a designated space for people of all ages to gather and learn together.

Lucky for us, the history of the land is to our benefit! In the early 1900s, the property was used as a dairy and poultry farm, and some of the foundations of those buildings are still present on the property. One of those foundations creates the perfect tiered, amphitheater-like space. All we need to do is clean it up a bit!

We’ll meet at the Waikiki Springs trailhead at 9am, and likely wrap up and be back at the trailhead by around 3pm. Please bring a lunch and plenty of water, along with a face covering, appropriate layers, and sturdy hiking shoes/boots. INLC will provide all necessary tools, materials, and gloves.