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Upcoming Bluff Walks

Friends of the Bluff's "Bluff Walks" are free-to-attend, educational excursions led by experts in various fields, featuring topics that range from geology & wildlife to meditation & art. Click "Register" to claim your spot in any of our upcoming walks.

Wildflower Walk

Bluff Guide: Juliet Barenti, former US Fish and & Wildlife Service in Spokane

Date: Wednesday, June 7
Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Meeting Place: Will be provided via email
Group Size: 12 people

General wildflower walk starting at Polly Judd Park. We will see and discuss native and non-native flowering plants and anything else of interest along the way!

Registration NOW OPEN

Wildflower Walk
Wednesday, June  7


Fish Walk

Bluff Guide: Jerry White, Spokane Riverkeepers

Date: Thursday, June 15
Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Meeting Place: Will be provided via email
Group Size: 12 people

Registration will open May 30

Jerry was born in Corvallis, Oregon near the Willamette River. His family moved to Cheney where he grew up exploring the lakes, rivers and forests of the area. From a young age he traveled each spring to fish for native Chinook salmon with his grandfather on the Willamette River. It was there, watching salmon roll, that his fascination for the power of all rivers was born. With a mother who stopped to move turtles out of the road and a father who loved spending time outside, Jerry became an early advocate for the plants and animals of the Columbia Basin. He earned a degree in anthropology from Western Washington University and a Masters in Teaching from Whitworth University. He worked as an archaeologist for the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management and taught middle school for many years. As a staff member of Save our Wild Salmon, Jerry advocated for native Snake River salmon. Jerry has worked for native trout as conservation chair and continues to volunteer for Spokane Falls Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Jerry loves to spend time on the Spokane River fly fishing for trout, rowing his drift boat, shooting one of his longbows or backcountry skiing on the very snow that feeds our River. He lives with his wife, Karen, within earshot of the Spokane River. Not a day goes by when Jerry does not find an excuse to drive, ride, walk, wade or just day dream along the river he is so dedicated to protecting.

Fish Walk
Thursday, June  15


Can't Attend?
Check Out Some of Our Previous Bluff Walks

Plants & History


Hangman Creek & Fish


Friends of the Bluff is a small, volunteer-run non-profit organization, so even the smallest donations make a big difference.
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Mail your donation to:


Friends of the Bluff

PO Box 30771

Spokane, WA 99223

The Friends of the Bluff is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization.

Your donations support projects like:

 Trail Rehabilitation & Development

​ Weed Management

​ Forest Health 

​ Fire Risk Reduction

 Litter Removal

 Protection from Development

 Advocating for new trail access

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