Spokane Riverkeeper is a for-impact program of the Center for Justice dedicated to protecting and restoring the health of the Spokane River Watershed. We accomplish this by collaborating, educating, and, when necessary, litigating to preserve the Spokane River’s health now and in the future. Our goal is for a Fishable and Swimmable Spokane River.
Riverkeeper is a vigilant guardian and advocate for the Spokane River and its watershed. We work for the restoration and preservation of the river’s ecological health and aesthetic integrity. As a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance movement, Riverkeeper’s first priority is to defend the river against pollution and polluters.
The long-term vision of Riverkeeper is to restore the river to its natural healthy state. This includes the idea of protection and recovery for native fish as a benchmark of ecosystem health. Native redband trout recovery is an essential element of a clean and healthy river. This includes the return of trout to tributaries like Hangman Creek and the potential return of salmon and steelhead to the Spokane Watershed.
Our mission recognizes that protecting the river and securing its future as an ecological and spiritual resource for the region is best secured by working with partners and enlisting new allies in the causes to which we’re committed.
If you have questions about our programs or see a problem along the River, please call the Riverkeeper at (509) 464-7614. Stay current on events at our Facebook page.
Check out the Riverkeeper blog here.