SPOKANE, Wash—More than 300 volunteers from 31 local organizations planned to prepare the Spokane River Centennial Trail for busy season by participating in an annual clean-up Friday.
The Friends of the Centennial Trail scheduled the annual event, “Unveil the Trail,” for the weekend of April 25th through April 27th in conjunction with Earth Day.
Volunteers signed up to pick-up litter, pull weeds, prune shrubs and give a ‘clean sweep’ to the 37.5 mile trail, stretching from the Washington-Idaho state line to Nine Mile Falls.
The Department of Ecology, Powers Candy and Nut and Starbucks donated clean-up supplies for the volunteers.
“Keeping it clean and following the etiquette, safety and rules of the trail make it a better experience for everyone,” said Friends of Centennial Trail Executive Director Loreen McFaul.
McFaul said the four biggest areas of concern for trail users were unleashed dogs, dog waste, speeding bicyclists and parked vehicle break-ins. Trail rules, etiquette and safety information is posted along the Trail and can be found on the Friends of Centennial Trail website,here.
The Friends of Centennial Trail urged the public to report potentially dangerous situations to authorities.