The economy and quality of life for residents of the greater Inland Northwest region are directly tied to our natural environment. With this in mind, the UCUT formally adopted an urban, north-side Spokane Park called Drumheller Springs in 2005.
This 10-acre area is owned by the City of Spokane and remains a historically tribal landmark of cultural significance, especially to the Spokane Tribe of Indians. Spokane Chief Garry spent considerable time teaching his people on the land, and some native-first foods continue to grow in the highly urbanized environment.
At no cost to the city, we conduct annual cleanup days in the fall and spring seasons.
The UCUT have spent numerous hours restoring this beautiful natural area for the benefit and use of all people. Tribal staff and members work to restore native vegetation and prune trees, shrubs and grasses. We also work to preserve the natural flowing springs, as well as implement treatment on invasive species.
At no cost to the city, we conduct annual cleanup days in the fall and spring seasons. Tribal staff and members remove garbage, fire rings, rocks, and broken concrete. We also maintain park infrastructure like fences and stairs.
In 2011, the UCUT secured funding for and completed a 100-foot wide tribal mural on the retaining wall at the eastern boundary of the park. The UCUT plans to continue its collaborative efforts at Drumheller for years to come.
Video: Drumheller Springs Park