Thursday, May 16, 2019, 1-3 pm
Saltese Flats (Saltese Uplands)
1500-1930 S Henry Rd, Spokane Valley, WA
Kat Hall, the Conservation Programs Director at The Lands Council is leading our group in this service learning activity. Come learn about this amazing example of shrub steppe habitat that's remained relatively intact over the past century and help restore these historic wetlands.
Before or after the tree planting time, you may want to explore over 7 miles of trail that wind throughout the property, exploring canyons that embrace year-round springs and climbing ridge tops with views of Liberty Lake, Mount Spokane, and Saltese Flats. Because of it's openness, the Saltese Uplands is a great place to view wildlife. White-tailed deer, badger, coyote, and bobcats have been sighted. There is also a notable concentration of raptors (hawks, eagles, etc.) that use the updrafts created by the topography of the "uplands" to hunt throughout the conservation area and adjacent Saltese Flats.
Ages: All. You'll walk up to a half mile on a trail to get to the tree planting site. The trails are not designed for strollers or wheelchairs.
Parking: You can park in the main parking lot (marked P on the map) or on the side of the road. If you park in the parking lot, you can walk on the trail or road to get to our meeting location. We'll meet at the blue check-marked circle on the map. Our planting area is orange on the map.
What to bring: weather appropriate clothes and shoes, shovels or hand trowels (if you have any), work gloves. The Lands Council has a small number of shovels that we can use.