The Washington Trails Association (WTA) is now accepting applications for this summer's backcountry trail maintenance trips, featuring a trip to Mount Spokane State Park. WTA's Youth Volunteer Vacations are 6-8 day long camping or backpacking trips for teens ages 14-18. Participants can earn up to 40 service hours per trip while learning to hike, camp and do trail work in some of the most beautiful places in Washington. No experience is necessary! No one is turned away for lack of funds, and we can loan out some gear as well. More info is available at https://www.wta.org/our-work/next-generation/youth-volunteer-vacations.
The Outdoor Club is planning to float about 68 miles down the Green River in Utah from June 16-28 next summer, exploring old mining ruins and Native American pictographs. This trip is open to incoming 8th graders through seniors and the cost is $600 per student. See more details on the Outdoor Club 2020 Summer Adventure Flyer. Half of the 16 available spots have already been filled, so please fill out the trip waiver and pay Melanie Mildrew to reserve your student's place on this epic adventure!
The 7th grade's Theme Day on Oct. 1 focused on the Spokane River. Student got to meet the Riverkeeper, clean up garbage at Peoples Park, discuss water quality, learn about point versus non-point pollution sources, hike along the Spokane River for 2.6 miles, meet with the Lands Council, and learn about storm gardens and how they mitigate pollution. A full day!
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Spokane River Clean-Up on Sept. 14, including 20 SGS students and family members. You successfully beautified our region's most treasured resource, the Spokane River. This year, 667 volunteers cleaned up 3.81 tons of garbage and 505 pounds of recyclables from Nine Mile Falls to the Spokane Valley. Great job!