The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy, with tremendous support from our partners, friends, and volunteers, are nominating our 120-acre Rimrock to Riverside property for Conservation Futures funding. The Conservancy will transfer ownership of the land to Spokane City Parks as an addition to Palisades City Park if awarded funding. Protection of the Rimrock to Riverside property has created a bridge between the 9,000-acre Riverside State Park and the 800-acre Palisades City Park. Earning Conservation Futures funding will allow the Conservancy to continue important land protection work in areas we and wildlife need to survive and thrive.
To ensure we’re ranked highly by the Conservation Futures review committee, we’re hosting a small work party to clean up the property. There are small amounts of remnant barbed wire throughout the property, some garbage in the parking areas and along the roads, graffiti on some of the boulders near the parking areas, and we’ll need to replace some damaged or missing signs. We’ll break up into two or more small groups to tackle these projects and should wrap up in a couple of hours.