Friends of the Bluff is a volunteer-run, 501(C)3 non-profit organization, so we rely heavily on donations from the Spokane community.
Help Us Protect The Bluff
There are a lot of projects we're excited to tackle this year, but at the rate that Spokane is growing, none are more pressing than land preservation and maintaining public access.
Spokane is "on the map" now, whether we like it or not. Developers are pouring into the city with their eyes set on the natural, open spaces that make Spokane the beautiful city that it is.
Our Main Initiatives
After years of discussions surrounding the 48-acre farm in Vinegar Flats, the owners are finally moving toward a sale with real estate developers. But they've given us a limited window to come up with a fundraising plan to preserve the land. A group of 10-20 dedicated conservationists and city representatives have been meeting weekly to discuss our options. To voice your support for the project and stay informed on our progress, please visit our LEAF Project page
Many people don't know, but this access point has been in jeopardy for several years due to the proposed "Tuscan Ridge Development." This property is a critical access point for countless bluff users.
Rocket Gulch Descent
The Rocket Gulch trail needs a lot of work. The steep trail is subject to erosion and difficult to transverse for just about anyone, regardless of their physical condition. Please exercise caution if entering the bluff from this location. We are working with the city and neighbors to determine and fund a permanent solution.
"And Much More"
We always have several irons in the fire, but we're forced to prioritize them due to limited resources and personnel. What do you want us to pursue in 2021? We want to hear from you!
Red: Tuscan Ridge
Green: LEAF Project
Yellow: Other Private Properties/
Your donation also helps us:
Host "Lop and Scatter" wildfire risk reduction events
Manage weeds and invasive species
Maintain and improve trails