DHC starts $5.7 Million Capital Campaign to complete the Wild Heart of Spokane!
The Dishman Hills Conservancy announces a $5.7 Million Capital Campaign to connect the existing conservation areas and add two new trailheads. The first phase is to add to the Iller Creek unit along with a new trailhead. DHC has agreements to purchase 258-acres near Big Rock to Iller Creek. The acquisitions require $490,000 to be raised by the end of 2018 and another $750,000 by April of 2019. DHC has put down $100,000 to secure these properties.
The proposed acquisitions have high diversity of plants and animals including birds, butterflies and large mammals such as moose, elk, deer and bear. The benefits include improved access from a new trailhead on Willow Springs Road and protect a wildlife corridor from Turnbull Wildlife Refuge and Mica Peak areas to the Dishman Hills.
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The "Wild Heart of Spokane"
The Dishman Hills is a wonderful woodland tucked into a highly residential area, surrounded on two sides by the cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley. The area is home to many unique native plant and animal species and presents fabulous opportunities for near-urban hiking, trail running, environmental education and solitary contemplation in nature.
The Dishman Hills Conservancy is actively working to conserve and connect the existing Conservation Areas in the Dishman Hills Conservation Corridor. We do this in part by buying and conserving lands along the Dishman Ridge between Camp Caro and Stevens Creek. Our vision is that through our work the three existing Dishman Hills Conservation Areas - the Natural Area, the Glenrose Area and Iller Creek - will become a contiguous conservation area that provides crucial wildlife habitat while allowing for low-impact public recreation.
If you value quiet recreation opportunities and promoting local conservation work, please show your support and appreciation by donating to the DHC today.
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