Spring into Sun with Inland Northwest Land Conservancy

March 24, 2023

From the first buttercup, to the bright green budding leaves, to the twitters of baby birds in their spring nests, April and May are some of the finest times to be outdoors here in the Inland Northwest. Join us at one of these upcoming events to learn more about this place we call home.

Wednesday, April 5: Nursery Construction

In a massive leap forward from staff members’ back yards, this spring the Conservancy is building our very own dedicated nursery! The location is still in process and details will be emailed to volunteers who register, closer to the date of the event.

Wednesday, April 12: “Spokane Climate Project” screening and panel discussion at the Magic Lantern Theater

Join Inland Northwest Land Conservancy and Measure Meant for a screening of the short film “Spokane Climate Project” by Rogue Heart Media. This engaging twenty-minute film provides a window into five ways that Spokane’s climate is changing, from temperature and precipitation, to snowpack, streamflow, and wildfire smoke. After the screening, the Conservancy will host a panel discussion with representatives from Measure Meant, Rogue Heart Media, and the Spokane Tribe about how our community can take action for local climate resilience. Learn about local B Corp certification, 1% for the Planet, the Conservation Alliance, and efforts by the Spokane Tribe to reintroduce salmon to our watershed.

Your $20 ticket goes directly to INLC’s local conservation work, and includes bottomless popcorn at the theater.

Thursday, April 13: Volunteer Land Steward Training

If you are looking for ways to invest more deeply in local places you care about, consider becoming a Volunteer Land Steward for the Conservancy. This 1.5-hour training will show you how.

Saturday, April 15: Waikiki Springs “Salmonopolis” History Hike

Did you know Dartford was almost named Salmonopolis? The Little Spokane River, once a prolific spawning ground for salmon, has a storied history old and new tied to native tribes, white settlers, and more current conservation efforts. Learn about these things and more on this guided hike in Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve.

Saturday, April 22: Earth Day Potting Party

Have you ever wondered where we get our plants for restoration work on our protected lands? Join us for this potting event to find out! We will have thousands of “bare root” baby plants that will be nurtured in pots in the coming months–ready to go into the ground this fall. This process allows the plant to become strong and healthy, boosting its ability to survive in the ground and aid in restoring healthy ecosystems.

Saturday, April 29: Jack Nisbet Wildflower Hike at Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve

Local ecologist and historian Jack Nisbet will lead a hike highlight the proliferation of local wildflowers at our Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve.