Cleanup planned for trash along Spokane River

The City of Spokane has a plan to clean up the trash left behind along the banks of the Spokane River, near the Iron Bridge.

It appeared people were illegally camping along the river, a few blocks north of the intersection of E. Trent and Spokane Falls Blvd. The area is close enough to the water so if the river rises, all that trash will float away.

A spokesperson for the City of Spokane said she believes the area has been reported and a crew should be cleaning it up soon.

Spokane Riverkeeper Jerry White, Jr. said this is a reminder about why it’s so important to protect our river.

“To the degree that we take care of our river and make sure it’s clean, it’s healthy, it’s safe to play in and interact with, is the degree to which we are taking pride in taking care of our own community,” White said.

The Spokane Riverkeepers host community cleanups regularly. White said they’re planning one for May and details will be released on their Facebook page.

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