SRSP is a coalition of government and business organizations composed of experienced conservationists, engineers, scientists and operators, whose responsibility is to protect and improve water quality while serving the communities in the region.
The Spokane River Stewardship Partners include Spokane County, the cities of Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls, the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board, Avista and Inland Empire Paper Company.
The Partners formed to participate in community efforts to improve the health of the Spokane River and Lake Spokane. They work together to ensure the river’s long-term health and to address state, federal, and tribal water quality concerns. Much of the Spokane River Stewardship Partners’ activity occurs through their involvement on the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force (SRRTTF) that focuses on removal of PCBs and other toxics, and a DO TMDL Advisory Committee that addresses a cleanup plan for phosphorus and other nutrients in the river. The cleanup plan for phosphorus and other nutrients is referred to as a “total maximum daily load” or TMDL process.
To learn more about what the Stewardship Partners are doing to address toxics in the Spokane River, visit the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force (SRRTTF) website. General information about toxics in the Spokane River can be found here. To understand more about the Spokane River Dissolved Oxygen Water Quality Improvement Project Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), see the state Department of Ecology’s website.