Fall in love with the changing seasons!

September 22, 2023

We don’t mean to spook you, but autumn is nearly upon us! Fall at the Conservancy brings tree plantings and crisp morning hikes. Celebrate the change in seasons by attending one of our upcoming events.


Sunday, September 24th: Saltese Uplands Hike

Volunteer Hike Docent, Gina Claeys, will lead a hike at Palisades Park on September 24th at 9 am. Gina is originally from Michigan and moved to the Spokane area in 2015. She owns a wildlife education guiding company, works for the City of Spokane as a park technician, and is involved with the Spokane Mountaineers!


Sunday, October 1st: Saltese Hike

Volunteer hike docent, Patti Ziegler, will lead a 5 mile hike on Sunday, October 1st starting at 8am at Saltese Falts. Patti grew up in the Spokane area and fell in love with the outdoors here! The hike is is rated easy/moderate and will take around 3.5 hours to complete,

Wednesday, October 4th: Waikiki Wednesdays

We will be hosting Bi-Weekly Waikiki Wednesdays at our Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve, from 9:00am-2:00pm. We will be performing various stewardship tasks like invasive species removal, trail maintenance, planting, and everything else in between!

Saturday, October 7th: Native Species Planting

Do you like enhancing wildlife habitat? Getting your hands dirty? Working with your friends at the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, come join us on October 7th for a morning of native species planting at the Conservancy’s Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve property along the Little Spokane River! We have lots of trees to plant, and need your help to get them to their new homes!

Saturday, October 14th – Native Species Planting and Live Staking

Planting Pt. 2 at Waikiki Springs

Here we will be planting any additional plants that were not planted from the previous planting event, and focusing on live staking willow cuttings in the riparian areas!

Sunday, October 15th: Rimrock Hike

Hike Docent, Bob Ganahl, will lead a hike through Rimrock View Trail and Park on Sunday, October 15th starting at 9:30am. For the past twenty years Bob Ganahl has enjoyed the Inland Northwest’s great outdoors. A retired teacher, he nowadays skis when there’s snow and backpacks when there isn’t!

Saturday, October 21st: Glen Tana Nursery Construction

INLC is constructing our very own native plant nursery at the Glen Tana property! We are doing this in efforts to raise plants in house to use in our habitat enhancement projects. This day we will be constructing the infrastructure for our native plant nursery.

Wednesday, October 24th: Wet is Wild – Waterbirds of Saltese Flats Wetlands

Presentation by Lisa Langelier

Water is a magnet for waterbirds including shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl, and several species that hang around wetland edges. Learn more about the diverse waterbirds that flock to the restored wetlands at Saltese Flats.

Presenter, Lisa Langelier, retired from the US Fish and Wildlife Service in December 2013 after 25 years working on national wildlife refuges in Colorado and the Inland Northwest.