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December 2018

Holiday Party & Membership Drive

The Lands Council is celebrating the year’s victories and the holiday season on Friday, December 7th at 6:00 pm at the Hamilton Studios. We work throughout the Inland Northwest all year to protect our forests, water, and wildlife. 2018 was a great year - there is much to celebrate! If you are already a member, your entry is free. Not a member? No problem! Sign up for your annual membership or make a donation and you'll get your entry to this wonderful, festive party! Complimentary food and wine will be available for all. The event will include live jazz music,…

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January 2019

Kettles Map Project

The Kettles Map Project is a cooperative team of cartographers, athletes, wildlife photographers, and guide book authors collaborating to create the first and only comprehensive map of the Kettle River Range in Ferry County, Washington. Located only two hours from Spokane, the Kettle Range is the home of solitude, sacredness, and room to roam for all types of human-powered users. Come listen to tales from the trails, learn about the area, and get excited about the new map! Bikers, hikers, birders, runners, hunters, backpackers, and skiers this is your time to learn and as questions about the work being done…

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$12

Backcountry Film Festival

2019 Backcountry Film Festival comes to Spokane on Thursday, January 31 at Gonzaga's Hemmingson Center! It's that time of year again! Spokane area winter enthusiasts, come enjoy an evening with friends as we celebrate winter and human-powered adventure at the Winter Wildlands Alliance 14th annual Backcountry Film Festival, Thursday January 31st at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center Auditorium. Doors open 6:00pm. Films start at 7:00pm. Bring a friend and come early for best seats and our raffle. Admission $12. For advance tickets go here. Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture – you’ll find it all in this award-winning lineup…

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February 2019

First Friday Open House

Please join us Friday, February 1st at 5:00 at The Lands Council (25 W. Main) for an open house, discussion, and photography showing.  Our Wildlife Program Director, Chris Bachman, will talk about current issues in wolf recovery and our open meadows plan. He will also be displaying his wildlife and nature photography. Light drinks and snacks provided. More about Chris: Chris Bachman left his position as a middle school science and math teacher to advocate for wildlife. He is a life long environmental advocate and enjoys working with young people building environmental advocates for the future. Chris is an avid backcountry traveler and…

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The Making of an Environmentalist

Here is your chance to learn more about The Lands Council's Executive Director, Mike Petersen and his life-long work in environmental activism. How did a radical environmentalist and Earth First! activist become the Executive Director of The Lands Council? Petersen will describe how he met Ed Abbey, David Brower, and other great environmentalists, took part in direct actions such as Redwood Summer, blockades, and tree sits, and how he has sustained the passion for four decades. He will talk about tactics ranging from direct action and litigation to negotiation and collaboration.

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April 2019

$75

24th Annual April Showers Auction & Dinner

You're invited to The Lands Council’s 24th Annual April Showers Auction & Dinner on Saturday, April 13th at the Spokane Convention Center. Please join us for a wonderful evening of great friends, a delicious dinner, fantastic live and silent auction items – and most importantly – supporting the restoration and revitalization of your Inland Northwest forests, water, and wildlife.   Find more information here: landscouncil.org/april-showers-auction-dinner

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Earth Day Tree Planting

In partnership with Engie, we are hosting an Earth Day Tree Planting on Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Saltese Flats.   Sign up here: landscouncil.org/volunteer/earth-day-volunteer/

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May 2019

March for Science

Join us for this year's Spokane's March for Science event on Saturday, May 4 at WSU Spokane in the Student Academic Center (SAC Bldg). This year's event will be a family friendly, science outreach event. This year, there will be a river walk cleanup along the Centennial Trail and Spokane River starting at 1:30 pm at the SAC. ASL interpreters will be provided. There are some great speakers lined up to talk about sustainability, gardening, NASA, and science education.   Find more info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/559196407905668/

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Danish Cycling Perspectives

This presentation highlights the unique and creative ways cities in Denmark have made cycling safer and more enjoyable for their citizens. About this Event In support of Spokane’s Bike Everywhere week, i-SUSTAIN, an organization that researches and shares best practices in sustainable development, is bringing Troels Andersen, bicycle program manager from the city of Odense, Denmark,to speak in Spokane. Odense, about the size of Spokane, is one of the most bicycling friendly cities in the world. Troels will discuss how Danish cities are making cycling safer and more enjoyable. This event is free and open to any student in the greater Spokane area. This event…

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Cycling in Denmark & the U.S.

Join us for a presentation on creative ways cities in the US and Denmark have made cycling safer and more enjoyable for their citizens. About this Event In support of Spokane’s Bike Everywhere week, i-SUSTAIN, an organization that researches and shares best practices in sustainable development, is bringing Troels Andersen, bicycle program manager from the city of Odense, Denmark,to speak in Spokane. Odense, about the size of Spokane, is one of the most bicycling friendly cities in the world. Troels and local expert, Spencer Gardner, will discuss how Danish and US cities are making cycling safer and more enjoyable. This event is free and…

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