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Who are the Friends of the Bluff?

Friends of the Bluff is the non-profit organization responsible for maintaining and protecting Spokane's High Drive Bluff. We are a sustainable, community-supported organization that - through education, outreach, and direct conservation efforts - ensures that the Bluff will always be a protected, healthy, and natural ecosystem, accessible to all who wish to respectfully enjoy it. 

 

Through volunteer efforts and community partnerships, we organize trail maintenance, fire suppression, invasive plant management, tree planting, park cleanup, and naturalist events. 

What is the Bluff?

Hundreds of people drive along High Drive on Spokane's South Hill every day, yet many are completely unaware of the 500 acres of Ponderosa Pine forests and bunchgrass meadows that thrive along a steep hillside below. This large natural space is known as the High Drive Bluff, and there is a lot more to explore than most people realize.

 

With over 20 miles of trails, the bluff is the perfect spot for anything from a morning stroll to a grueling mountain bike ride. It is also an ideal location for trail-running, hiking, dog-walking, birding, and watching the sunset.

Get Involved

Volunteer

We are always looking for new volunteers! Learn more about the current opportunities and sign up here.

Membership

Your small annual contribution will help support the bluff, while qualifying you for free Bluff Walks and our annual Member Appreciation Event. Learn more and donate here.

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Upcoming Events

  • Lilac Bowl Vendor Village
    Lilac Bowl Vendor Village
    Sat, Jun 01
    Lilac Bowl
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Lilac Bowl, Riverfront Park, 507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Lilac Bowl, Riverfront Park, 507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201, USA
    As part of the Expo'74 50th celebrations, we will be hosting a booth at the Bowl Vendor Village for environmental groups in Riverfront Park!
  • Bluff Walk: Hangman Creek Talk and Litter Pickup
    Bluff Walk: Hangman Creek Talk and Litter Pickup
    Wed, Jun 05
    Highbridge or People's Park
    Jun 05, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Highbridge or People's Park, 2500 W Clarke Ave, Spokane, WA 99201, USA
    Jun 05, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Highbridge or People's Park, 2500 W Clarke Ave, Spokane, WA 99201, USA
    Riverkeeper Jule Schultz will host a walk and talk and trash pickup with Riverkeeper Outreach Lead, Liv Kindl.
  • Bluff Walk: Bird walk with Alan McCoy
    Bluff Walk: Bird walk with Alan McCoy
    Tue, Jun 11
    Campion Park
    Jun 11, 2024, 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
    Campion Park, 7199 S Inland Empire Wy, Spokane, WA 99224, USA
    Jun 11, 2024, 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
    Campion Park, 7199 S Inland Empire Wy, Spokane, WA 99224, USA
    Join Alan McCoy and Friends Of The Bluff for an early morning bird walk along Hangman Creek.

Education

Learn more about biodiversity, forest health, sustainable trails, and what you can do to help ensure that the bluff remains a healthy natural environment.

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Donate

The Friends of the Bluff is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution is key to the work we do to conserve and improve the Bluff.

Follow Us

Stay up to date on our events and projects by signing up for our email list or following us on social media.

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