Funding Local Conservation: You Can Help

January 18, 2022

For many years Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program has helped protect natural places that we know and love. Unfortunately this program is hampered by the State’s 1% levy lid. In pursuit of our mission to accelerate regional land protection we are asking legislators to help lift this lid so that our conservation success can keep pace with our fast pace of population growth and development. Please join your voice with ours to help conserve lands and waters essential to life in the Inland Northwest.

Right now, House Bill 1672 is going into committee. This bill would allow for individual counties to fully leverage the Conservation Futures funding options, maximizing opportunity to protect more special places in Spokane County. There is a House Finance Committee hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18, at 1:30 p.m. at which your attendance can express support for this bill.  Find out how to attend the hearing, contact the members of the committee, and continue to follow this legislation, click here and visit

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If you can, take some time this week to visit one of our beautiful local County Conservation Areas and think about how much this program means to our community. Thanks for making a difference!