The start of summer is the perfect time to head outside and gain a newfound appreciation for local nature, and maybe even get involved with efforts to protect it. The Global Water Dances event Art, Nature and the Voice of the River will combine dance, spoken and written word, and movement pieces from the community. The event seeks to raise awareness of the Columbia River Treaty, highlight why the return of salmon to the Upper Columbia is important, and explore the voice of our own Spokane River. Program contributors range from environmental scientists to dancers and poets. This is the first of a series of projects taking place from 2021 to 2023 enlisting art, science and nature to encourage community engagement in the management of local water sources.
Sun, June 13 from 11 am-2 pm • Free • People’s Park Parking Lot • 2500-2834 W. Clarke Ave. • bit.ly/34M0ce0
— Lillian Piel