Clean Water Act at 40: a Spokane River focused panel discussion

Spokane Riverkeeper is PROUD to present a special panel discussion to both celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and to look ahead at ways to make it stronger.  Please consider joining us for this special event.


Clean Water Act at 40

A Spokane River focused panel discussion

Date:                   Wednesday, November 7
Time:                   5:30 -7:30 p.m. (panel starts promptly at 6:00 p.m.)
Location:            Community Building Lobby, 35 W. Main Ave
Special:                Free yearly subscription to Swim Drink Fish Music for all those who attend  + beer and wine available by donation + Riverkeeper and DOMA “GOOD COFFEE”     tasting
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In October of 1972 Congress signed in to law a historic piece of legislation that to this day continues to help clean up and protect the Spokane River.  To honor the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Spokane Riverkeeper is proud to present “Clean Water Act at 40: a Spokane River focused panel discussion”.  

This panel event will be moderated by Rick Eichstaedt, the Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Clean Water Act expert and will feature three panelists who will touch upon different areas that the Clean Water Act set out to address – a Fishable, Swimmable and Drinkable Spokane River.

Doors will open at 5:30 for socializing and networking before the panel discussion which will begin sharply at 6 p.m.  Moderator Rick Eichstaedt will begin the evening, giving each panelist time to present information to the audience, and leaving time for a Q and A.  Come prepared to learn about how the Clean Water Act has worked for the Spokane River, to learn about work being done to protect the River and protect human health, and to learn about how the Clean Water Act will continue to work for this community.


Clean Water Act at 40 panelists:

Fishable:  Tim Vore, Avista Corporation  
Tim Vore is an environmental specialist in fisheries and aquatic programs for Avista’s Spokane River Hydroelectric Project.  His major experience has been in natural resource management and coordinating environmental programs related to the operation of company hydropower facilities.

Swimmable:  Mike LaScuola, Spokane Regional Health District
Mike LaScuola is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist / Registered Sanitarian with the Regional Health District where he serves, among things, as the Health Advisor for the Spokane River fish and sediment health advisories.

Drinkable:  Guy J. Gregory, Washington State Department of Ecology
Guy Gregory R.G., L.G., L. Hg is the Technical Unit Supervisor and Senior Hydrogeologist for the Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program in Spokane.  His group is responsible for gathering data on groundwater supply conditions in Eastern Washington.

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