Dishman Hills Addition Protects Beloved Recreation Area From Development

June 24, 2019

Dishman Hills Conservancy preserves beloved recreation area with help of WWRP funding.

Excerpt: Standing on the southern edge of the Iller Creek natural area, with the pastoral beauty of the Palouse spread below and Big Rock’s eye-catching granite face anchoring the upward slopes, it’s hard to imagine anything threatening this landscape.

The area has become a mainstay of Spokane recreationists. With easy access from downtown, Spokane Big Rock is a popular after-work destination for hikers, bikers and climbers.

And yet, this section of the Rocks of Sharon area was, up until December, privately owned and potentially developed.

Read the full piece in the Spokesman Review.