Summer Events with INLC

May 12, 2023

Summer sunshine and blue skies of June make this the best time of year to be outside in the Inland Northwest! Join your Conservancy at one of our upcoming events and fall in love with nature just a little bit more this summer.

Wednesdays, All summer: Waikiki Wednesdays

INLC will be hosting Waikiki Wednesdays at our Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve, every Wednesday from 9:00am-2:00pm. We will be performing various stewardship tasks like invasive species removal, trail maintenance, planting, and everything else in between! Information for each weeks event will be emailed to everyone who registered the Monday before. We will have snacks and coffee before the event starts from 8:40am- 9:00am

Friday & Saturday, May 19 & 20: New Story Festival

Get inspired by hearing from ordinary people – farmers, builders, entrepreneurs, scientists, musicians, spiritual leaders, and others – who are doing extraordinary work in our community. And learn how you can join them in living your purpose, for the good of people and the planet.

Saturday, May 20: Bee & Pollinator “Hotel” Installation at Waikiki Springs

You’ve helped us plant lots of native species for pollinators in our region, but guess what?! There are other things we can do to support our local pollinators!

Bee hotels and other pollinator structures provide nesting space for solitary bees, wasps, moths, and butterflies. They’re easy to build and stock with nesting material for a variety of species, but take a few hands to get all the materials to the right place.

Sunday, May 21: Trail Clean-up at Waikiki Springs

The “Switchbacks”, located on the WDFW-owned Waikiki Springs property is a well-loved trail system and we want to show our appreciation to the land by helping to keep it clean!

On May 21st, INLC will be partnering with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to host a trail cleanup day along the switchback trail. We’ll be picking up trash, repairing portions of the wooden fence, and cleaning up a little bit of graffiti!

Sunday, May 21: Waikiki Hike with Local Historian & Naturalist Alana Livingston

Volunteer Hike Docent, Alana Livingston (pictured in center), will lead a hike at Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve on May 21st starting at 9:30am. A Spokane native, Alana owns and runs Wander Spokane, a business providing several guided walking excursions and tours around the Spokane area.

This hike will be about 2 miles long and take approximately 2 hours. Waikiki Springs can get pretty muddy this time of year so plan accordingly! Binoculars are also handy.

Tuesday, June 6: Coeur d’Alene Open House

June 6th, Coeur d’Alene Open House Join staff and board members of Inland Northwest Land Conservancy as we celebrate the opening of our new office in the Innovation Collective at 418 E Lakeside Avenue in Coeur d’Alene. The Conservancy has been actively protecting land in North Idaho since 1997, from forested mountainsides to vital waterways. Learn more about how INLC is working to keep Idaho, Idaho at this informal event on Tuesday, June 6 from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments and beverages provided.

Sunday, June 25: Palisades Hike with Wildlife Expert Gina Claeys

Volunteer Hike Docent, Gina Claeys, will lead a hike at Palisades Park on June 25th 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!

This hike will be about 3 miles long and take approximately 2 hours. This is an easy hike perfect for a variety of abilities. The trial may be muddy so come prepared with proper footwear!