In Memory of Robbi Castleberry
One day you look back and realize there are a lot of us, who have been working on this "Trail" business for quite a while. What began as an impossible idea has grown and become one of the most rewarding things about living in this area, thanks in part to Robbi Castleberry who just recently presented to the INTC Annual meeting the accomplishments and plans for the Palisades neighborhood and Rim Rock Conservation Area on the west side of Spokane. Then boom, she was gone. We were in the middle of working on some plans for a County Parks acquisition when I learned she’d died. Isn’t that a lesson for all of us?
When I look at something wonderful, or experience something that is so high quality and there isn’t a logo or a sponsoring bill board on it, just land, I know there is a person – people – to thank. There are people who pragmatically figure things out: how to save open space for public enjoyment, how to link trails, how to get people outside and either in the water or next to it. There are people who are part of an ethic of care and commitment and, frankly, no holds barred pragmatism.
Three INTC members talk with Kaleen Cottingham, WWRP Director after Spokane County received
$1.6 million to pay for a section of Antoine Peak. Your tax dollars working for you!