Spokane River Forum: H2O Breakfast September 18th, 2015

Spokane River Forum: H2O Breakfast

Friday Sept. 18, 2015 • 7:30am to 10am
The Spokane Convention Center

Join us in welcoming Chad Pregracke,
CNN hero award winner, as the keynote speaker
at this fall’s H2O Breakfast.

What began as a youthful, one-man crusade to cleanup garbage from the Mississippi River ignited more than 87,000 volunteers collecting over 8.4 million pounds of garbage from our nation’s waterways. Chad Pregracke brings us his story of how one person and one idea can make an incredible difference.

Chad’s narrative has great applicability for us. And we’ll use it as a launching point to discuss community success stories in cleaning, greening and protecting the Spokane River. The vitality of our river is once again driving an economic, cultural and environmental future that defines our city and region for future generations.

Discussing our renewed focus on the Spokane River will be:

  • David Condon, Mayor of Spokane
  • Scott Morris, CEO of Avista
  • Kevin Twohig, CEO of Spokane Public Facilities District
  • Cheryl Kilday, President and CEO of Visit Spokane

Their perspectives and audience Q&A will explore the role of the Spokane River in our future.

Join us for a morning that will leave you inspired and ready to do your part in protecting and celebrating our region’s waterways. Click here for more info and registration.


Spokane River Water Quality Public Opinion Surveys: Kootenai, Spokane, Lincoln, & Stevens Counties

The Spokane River Forum recently commissioned Robinson Research to conduct a Spokane River Water Quality public opinion telephone surveys in Kootenai, Spokane, Lincoln and Stevens Counties. Two reports on these surveys are now available. One report provides results for Spokane, Lincoln, and Stevens Counties in Washington; the other for Kootenai County in Idaho. The Kootenai County report also compares similarities and differences with WA respondents.

Andy Dunau of the Spokane River Forum emphasizes that “There are, of course, many ways to analyze and correlate data.”  Andy would like the Task Force to know that if there are particular items they are interested in or would like more detail on, let him know and they will see if it can be mined from the survey data.

Adriane Borgias and Marlene Feist were at a meeting where they discussed the survey results. Marlene has a PowerPoint presentation from Robinson Research and she is willing to edit for Toxics Task Force presentation.

Task Force members are asked to let Chris Page (Ruckelshaus Center, c.page@wsu.edu) know if they think it would be valuable to have a presentation on this topic at an upcoming Task Force meeting.