DHC Events

    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Camp Caro, Dishman Hills Natural Area, 300 S Sargent Rd, Spokane, WA
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    Come join the fun!

    Still time to register. (Just not for t-shirt) 


    TOM ROGERS LEGACY RUN FOR THE HILLS

    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    8 am Check-in - Camp Caro Lodge

    Park at 300 S. Sargent Road

    9 am Run for the Hills

    Exhibitors and Activities from 9 am to 4 pm!

    Trails Day includes the Tom Rogers Legacy Run for the Hills. A celebration of the Wild Heart of Spokane and the man that started the efforts to protect the HIlls. This 5 mile / 8 km run winds through and over a landscape anchored on bedrock 1.5 billion years old, then carved by ice age floods the like of which have never been surpassed. All proceeds will be used to support the Dishman Hills Conservancy’s goal to preserve the Wild Heart of Spokane, through conservation, education and stewardship.

    Please Note: The run traverses many of the trails within the original Dishman Hills Natural Area. Because the course contains sections of steep, rugged terrain on single-track trails, it is for those with trail running experience.



    This event is limited to 75 participants. Registration closes on May 20th for t-shirts and May 31 without t-shirt. There will be no day of run registration. Additional information will be provided to participants prior to the event.

    Tom Rogers began his journey to save what is now the foundation of the Dishman Hills Conservancy in the early 1960’s. When he wasn’t teaching biology at University High School in Spokane Valley, he was walking the Hills creating a meticulous record of its flora and fauna. He led countless hikes to share the beauty and complexity of the Hills. He knew that natural spaces needed to be protected, not only to preserve a group of diverse environments, but as a place where we could walk, ramble, or run in the natural world. By the time of his death in the fall of 1999 he had seen the creation of what would become today’s Dishman Hills Conservancy. A Conservancy now in its 52 year carries on his dream to preserve a natural wild life corridor that has grown from 535 acres to almost 2700 acres. But, there are still gaps that need to be filled if this Wild Heart of Spokane is to be preserved. Join us in celebrating the past, present, and future of the Dishman Hills, and the man that started it all.

    Liability Wavier: By registering for this event, participants agree to the following liability waiver. This outdoor activity will take place in an uncontrolled wildland, with forested, steep, mountainous terrain. Numerous hazards exist from traveling in these wildlands, including, but not limited to:

    ·         getting lost and/or separated from the leader and/or group for a variety of reasons;

    ·         unpredictable extreme weather, lack of visibility due to fog or smoke, trail obscured by snow, downfall or other conditions;

    ·         steep, uneven, broken, rocky ground and dangerous cliffs;

    ·         poison ivy, other poisonous plants, and potential eye and skin injuries from branches;

    ·         potential for bee stings, tick infections, other insect bites and stings, and animal attacks.

    I understand it is my responsibility to not participate in any activities that are beyond my physical abilities, or that would expose me to factors I am sensitive to.   I also understand that it is my responsibility to wear footwear and clothes that are appropriate for weather conditions and these wildland activities. Participation in this activity requires a waiver of the right to sue the Dishman Hills Conservancy, employees and volunteers for any and all claims including negligence resulting in personal injury, accidents and property loss arising from participation in this activity. Participation in the activity is risky regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries and accidents that may cause death or disability.  By signing this waiver, I agree to indemnify and hold the DHC and its employees and volunteers harmless from any and all claims, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and other liabilities including attorney’s fees.

    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Camp Caro, 625 S. Sargent Rd, Spokane Valley
    • 27
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    NATIONAL TRAILS DAY VOLUNTEERS: We are looking for volunteers to assist with the National Trails Day event - morning or afternoon shift or to help with the Trail Run. Select a time that works for you. Some of the Trails Day event jobs include serving food/drinks, helping with the agility course or nature walks. 

    In particular, a "team" of 10-12 is needed to provide race course monitors from 8 am to 11 am. This can be a student group, service club or other organized group. Contact Jeff Lambert for more information.

    We will provide a t-shirt and feed you on the day of the event! But you will be working hard. PLEASE REGISTER - this opportunity is limited.

    Jeff Lambert, ED@DishmanHills.org

    • 08 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Stevens Creek Trailhead 9102 S Stevens Creek Rd.
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    Big Rock Addition Hike

    Sat. June 8, Stevens Creek Trailhead-9 a.m.

    DHC Executive Director Jeff Lambert will lead you through the new 120-acre Big Rock Addition.  The route is approx. 3 miles with some steep and difficult trails as well as some sections off trail. 

    This property provides access to Big Rock and has to be protected for access trails and a buffer for the Rocks of Sharon.  This will also connect with other properties to the east and west.  

    Hiking poles recommended. Bring snacks and water, and dress for the weather.  

    Event is free, but please register.  

    Note: trip leaders will decide IF cancellation is warranted due to weather and will notify registrants the morning previous to the hike. So, check your emails the day prior to the scheduled hike.

    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Stevens Creek Trail Head (9002 S Stevens Creek Rd.)
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    Songbirds of Stevens Creek with Jon Isacoff

    Join Jon Isacoff at the Stevens Creek Trailhead for an early morning walk through the Dishman Hills Conservation Area to learn about birds.  Stevens Creek is home to approximately 50 species of breeding birds and exactly 113 species (and counting) have been documented here during all seasons of the year.  The local specialties are neotropical migrant breeding songbirds (i.e., little birds that fly very far South for the winter), including Hummingbirds, Flycatchers, Vireos, and Warblers. If the birds are quiet, it's still a fantastic hike with views over the Palouse and granite rock outcroppings!

    The hike will be about 2 miles at a leisurely pace. We start at the Stevens Creek Trail Head (9002 S Stevens Creek Rd.) at 7:00 a.m. and will return by 10:00 a.m.

    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MEET AT Iller Creek Trailhead, 9101 E Holman Rd.
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    NATIVE PLANT HIKE - ILLER CREEK TRAILHEAD

    9 am - 3 pm on Saturday, June 15th, 2018

    Becky Knapp, a native plant enthusiast, will again lead this popular nature walk. The 5+ mile hike will proceed at a slow pace as we enjoy the diverse plant species of flowers and trees that are located along Iller Creek. We will go the Rocks of Sharon Ridge with spectacular views and stop for lunch.

    Iller Creek is known for its wide variety of plant and tree types, including western hemlock forests. The walk along Iller Creek is cool and wet with a wide variety of flowering plants. The Rocks of Sharon ridge, in contrast,  is dry. From there, we enjoy fabulous views over the Palouse. This is a perfect hike to learn about several native plant ecosystems.

    This moderately difficult hike will start at 9 am and proceed slowly as we enjoy learning about the plants along the way. We plan on being back to the cars at 3 pm. This route involves about 1100 ft. of elevation gain; some of it moderately steep. Bring a lunchwater, and a jacket in case of chilly winds or a bit of rain in the afternoon. 

    We will meet at the Iller Creek Trailhead is at 9100 E Holman Road.

    Directions to Trailhead: From I-90, take the Argonne Road exit 287. Drive south on Argonne Road. Continue past Sprague Avenue onto Dishman-Mica Road, driving approximately 2.8 miles. Turn right at the Schafer Road stoplight and cross the railroad tracks. Continue until Schafer Road tees into 44th Ave and turn right on 44th. Go one block and turn left on Woodruff, continue on Woodruff to Holman and turn right and stay on Holman to the Trailhead sign. [Proceed slowly through the neighborhood.]

    For more information, call Becky at 509 868-9513 or Jeff Lambert at 509-999-5100.

Past events

19 May 2019 Forest Fire Ecology Hike with Jack Nisbet
18 May 2019 Weed Work and Lunch
18 May 2019 Walk to Big Rock
11 May 2019 Geology Walk with Michael Hamilton
08 May 2019 Dishman Hills: The Wild Heart of Spokane Library Presentation
05 May 2019 Bloomsday Alternative- Native Plant Hike at Iller Creek Trailhead
04 May 2019 March for Science
04 May 2019 Hike to Eagle Peak
28 Apr 2019 Glenrose Trail Work with Mountaineers
27 Apr 2019 Wilderness First Aid Simulation Course
20 Apr 2019 Hike to the Glenrose Unit of the Dishman Hills
13 Apr 2019 2019 Buttercup Hike
04 Apr 2019 Dishman Hills Celebration Dinner
04 Apr 2019 Celebration Dinner Volunteer Opportunity
09 Mar 2019 Big Rock Addition Hike-Stevens Creek Trailhead
07 Mar 2019 Phillips Creek Trailhead Public Meeting
15 Jan 2019 2019 DHC Annual Meeting
04 Jan 2019 Mailing Preparation Volunteer Opportunity
01 Jan 2019 First Day Ramble to the Glenrose Unit of the Dishman Hills
23 Dec 2018 Big Rock Addition Hike-Stevens Creek Trailhead
21 Dec 2018 Winter Solstice Glow Ramble from 8th Ave Trailhead
17 Dec 2018 Presentation to the Spokane Mountaineers
11 Dec 2018 Education Committee Meeting
25 Nov 2018 Big Rock Addition Hike-Stevens Creek Trailhead
24 Nov 2018 Hike to the Glenrose Unit of the Dishman Hills
23 Nov 2018 Friday Ramble to Big Rock #OptOutside
18 Nov 2018 Big Rock Addition Hike-Stevens Creek Trailhead
02 Nov 2018 Glenrose Trailhead Ribbon Cutting
06 Oct 2018 Nature Walk to Big Rock (Rocks of Sharon) from Stevens Creek Rd
22 Sep 2018 Hike to Big Rock (Rocks of Sharon) from Stevens Creek Rd
15 Sep 2018 Willow Springs Hike
02 Aug 2018 Evening Hike - Pinecliff Loop
26 Jul 2018 Hike to Big Rock (Rocks of Sharon) from Stevens Creek Trailhead
19 Jul 2018 Evening Hike-Enchanted Ravine
12 Jul 2018 Evening Hike-Ponds & Nimbus Knob
08 Jul 2018 Hike to Big Rock (Rocks of Sharon) from Stevens Creek Rd
07 Jul 2018 Spokatopia-Dishman Hills Conservancy booth
28 Jun 2018 Vigorous Hike - Iller Creek
16 Jun 2018 Songbird Walk with Jonathan Isacoff
10 Jun 2018 Native Plant Hike at Iller Creek Trailhead
02 Jun 2018 National Trails Day - Free Activities
02 Jun 2018 Tom Rogers Memorial Run for the Hills
06 May 2018 Native Plant Hike at Iller Creek Trailhead
14 Apr 2018 Dishman Hills Celebration Dinner
07 Apr 2018 Annual Buttercup Hike
24 Mar 2018 DHC Info Table at REI
02 Mar 2018 Dishman Hills Paintings by LR Montgomery at Dodson's
24 Jan 2018 DHC Membership Meeting
16 Jan 2018 Dishman Hills and the Spokane Mountaineers - Past and Present
01 Jan 2018 Ramble to Eagle Peak from Camp Caro
24 Nov 2017 GET OUTSIDE - Big Rock (Rocks of Sharon) from Stevens Creek Rd
24 Nov 2017 Opt Outside Friday Ramble Natural Area to Nimbus Knob
14 Oct 2017 Hike to the Glenrose Unit of the Dishman Hills
16 Sep 2017 Hike to the Glenrose Unit of the Dishman Hills
10 Sep 2017 Hike to Big Rock (Rocks of Sharon) from Stevens Creek Rd
24 Aug 2017 Hike to Big Rock (Rocks of Sharon) from Stevens Creek Rd
17 Aug 2017 Hike to Eagle Peak from Camp Caro
03 Aug 2017 Dishman Hills Conservancy Picnic at Camp Caro
27 Jul 2017 Evening Hike to Rocks of Sharon
20 Jul 2017 Evening hike to Goldback Springs and Enchanted Ravine
13 Jul 2017 Evening hike to Nimbus Knob
08 Jul 2017 Spokatopia-Dishman Hills Conservancy booth
06 Jul 2017 Evening hike-Deep Ravine
20 Jun 2017 Native Plant Hike at Iller Creek Trailhead II
17 Jun 2017 Trail Work on Glenrose Unit - June 17
15 Jun 2017 Stewardship Committee Meeting
13 Jun 2017 Education Committee June Meeting
11 Jun 2017 Native Plant Hike at Iller Creek Trailhead
03 Jun 2017 Butterfly Walk in the Dishman Hills - Stevens Creek Trailhead
03 Jun 2017 Trail Work on Glenrose Unit Trail - June 3
20 May 2017 Weed Control Project
20 May 2017 Songbird Walk with Jonathan Isacoff
29 Apr 2017 Rocks of Sharon Nature Hike - Rich Leon
18 Apr 2017 Education Committee Meeting
15 Apr 2017 51st Celebration Dinner
09 Apr 2017 Trail Work on Glenrose Unit Trail Day 3
08 Apr 2017 Annual Buttercup Hike
01 Apr 2017 Trail Work on Glenrose Unit Trail-Day 2
22 Mar 2017 Trail Work Canceled on March 22
18 Mar 2017 POSTPONED - Hike Iller Creek to Big Rock
13 Mar 2017 DHC Fundraiser at David's Pizza
11 Mar 2017 Hike to Eagle Peak from Camp Caro
11 Feb 2017 Glenrose Trail - Hike or Snowshoe
28 Jan 2017 All Out in 2017 at Kendall Yards
10 Jan 2017 DHC Annual Meeting
13 Dec 2016 Stewardship Committee Meeting
10 Dec 2016 Big Rock in Winter Hike or Snowshoe
25 Nov 2016 Hike to Big Rock-Dishman Hills
29 Oct 2016 Hike from Glenrose Trailhead
22 Oct 2016 Hike to Dishman Cliffs from Camp Caro
15 Oct 2016 Iller Creek Hike to Big Rock
08 Oct 2016 Hike to Eagle Peak from Camp Caro
04 Oct 2016 Hiking for Beginners Class at Shadle Library
01 Oct 2016 Hike to Rocks of Sharon/ Big Rock
25 Sep 2016 Valleyfest 2016 sign up.
24 Sep 2016 Iller Creek Hike
17 Sep 2016 Bird Walk to Big Rock with Jon Isacoff
12 Sep 2016 Hiking for Beginners Class at South Hill Library
11 Sep 2016 Rocks of Sharon/Iller Creek Nature Walk - Rich Leon
10 Sep 2016 Plein Air Painting in the Dishman Hills
03 Sep 2016 Stevens Creek Hike
17 Aug 2016 Family Friendly Hike with Rick Severn
13 Aug 2016 Trail Host at Camp Caro Trail Head
13 Aug 2016 Ponds Walk with Jack Nisbet
10 Aug 2016 Family Friendly Hike with Rick Severn
04 Aug 2016 Dishman Hills Conservancy Picnic at Camp Caro
03 Aug 2016 Family Friendly Hike with Rick Severn
26 Jul 2016 Butterfly Walk in the Dishman Hills - Iller Creek Trailhead
20 Jul 2016 Introduction to Camp Caro Hike for Beginners
16 Jul 2016 Trail Host at Stevens Creek Trail Head
12 Jul 2016 Geology for Kids Hike at Camp Caro with Michael Hamilton
09 Jul 2016 Spokatopia
06 Jul 2016 Trail Host at Iller Creek Trail Head
29 Jun 2016 Introduction to Camp Caro Hike for Beginners
25 Jun 2016 Trail Host and Short Hike at Stevens Creek Trail Head
19 Jun 2016 Big Rock & Rocks of Sharon Hike with Chris Kopczynski
04 Jun 2016 Butterfly Walk in the Dishman Hills - Iller Creek
15 May 2016 Forest Ecology Hike with Art Zack,
07 May 2016 Hike and Sketch
09 Apr 2016 Buttercup Hike
19 Mar 2016 Hike to Big Rock from Stevens Creek Trailhead
13 Mar 2016 Dishman Hills Conoservation Area -Glenrose Hike
05 Mar 2016 Family Hike in Dishman Hills
23 Feb 2016 February Board Meeting
19 Jan 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
15 Dec 2015 December Board Meeting
27 Nov 2015 Natural Area Walk - Day After Thanksgiving
24 Oct 2015 Hike to Rocks of Sharon/ Big Rock
17 Oct 2015 Geology Walk with Michael Hamilton
10 Oct 2015 Iller Creek Loop Hike
03 Oct 2015 Hike to Glenrose Conservation Area
26 Sep 2015 Hike to Rocks of Sharon/ Big Rock
19 Sep 2015 Sustainable Living Fair
19 Sep 2015 Hike to Glenrose Conservation Area
17 Sep 2015 RECREATION in the DISHMAN HILLS Presentation
25 Jul 2015 Wildfire Ecology Hike
23 Jul 2015 Camp Caro to Eagle Peak
16 Jul 2015 Iller Creek Hike
06 Jun 2015 BIRD WALK - Big Rock from Stevens Creek Parking Lot
30 May 2015 WILD FLOWER WALK - Iller Creek
11 Apr 2015 49th Annual Buttercup Hike
28 Mar 2015 Trails Opening Day-- Camp Caro
28 Mar 2015 Trails Opening Day-- Glenrose section
17 Mar 2015 DHC Committee Year Round Recruitment
06 Feb 2015 DHC Celebration Dinner
20 Jan 2015 DHC Annual Meeting
18 Oct 2014 Public Forum - Security around Dishman Hills Natural Resources Conservation Area
08 Oct 2014 Wisdom Earned: A Mountain Climber's Perspective
01 Jun 2013 Big Rock Parking Lot Dedication
21 Apr 2013 Earth Day 2013 - DHNRCA
23 Mar 2013 Dishman Hills Conservancy Annual Celebration Dinner
27 Oct 2012 Reforest Spokane - DHNA
12 May 2012 ** The Dream Trail - Celebration **
21 Apr 2012 Earth Day


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