We had heard this through our excellent regional enviro-grapevine, but it became official today. Bart Mihailovich, best known as one of the bloggers at the excellent Down To Earth, was appointed as Riverkeeper for the Spokane River. Bart replaces founding Riverkeeper Rick Eichstadt who will still be handling legal and support work for the organization.
The Spokane Riverkeeper, a project of Spokane’s Center for Justice, is one of a growing network of waterkeepers, an organizational structure pioneered by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. that acts as the eyes, ears, sometimes nose, and always an enforcement arm for waterbodies across the globe.
Welcome, Bart. We look forward to working with you.