Spokane County Environmental Services is restoring wetlands at Saltese Flats. Restored wetlands in that area will provide benefits in several ways including:
Delaying runoff to recharge the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer to increase flow in the Spokane River during late summer months
Restoring a diverse wildlife habitat
Providing a community resource for public access and education
Allowing for possible future application of Class A reclaimed water
Public access to trails opens in May 2020. A 1.5-mile out-and-back trail is open in 2020. Access to the trail is from Henry Road at the northeast corner of the site. The best parking is about a half mile north at the Saltese Upland Conservation Area Trailhead.