Slow the Flow
April 12, 2019 by Megan
We are pleased to announce that we are collaborating with the City of Spokane once again, and, while last year we were sharing stories from Monroe Street during construction, this year we are celebrating ways citizens can conserve water! Our involvement in issues that impact the community has taken many shapes over the years, and we couldn’t be more excited for this latest adventure.
In the course of this campaign with the City of Spokane Water Department, we’ll bring attention to SpokaneScape, a program that credits qualified homeowners up to $500 toward their water bill if they trade out their lawn for water-smart landscaping, and we’ll also create content devoted to how you can reduce your outdoor water usage. To kick things off, yesterday we met with Rich Lambert, The English Landscaper, an innovative designer who has created many water-smart gardens here in Spokane!
Learning about the many native and drought-resistant plants that compliment our region was truly inspiring! Another awesome opportunity came from catching up with 7th Graders at Spokane Public Montessori, who were planting a stormwater garden. They’ve spent the year collaborating with staff from the City and the Lands Council to understand and design a filtration solution for runoff from the road outside their school. Ultimately, our aquifer and our neighborhood benefits. Awesome!
We have tons more to learn, and we couldn’t be more excited for the season ahead. If you’re interested in learning more with us, check out the City of Spokane’s website about water conservation, slowtheflowspokane.org, or their Instagram, SlowTheFlowSpokane! We’re just getting started in sharing how the City of Spokane wants you to protect your river and aquifer, so stay tuned! (Also, tune in to the super chill SpokaneScape playlist on Spotify.)