Washington Service Corps information by region
Unlike Western Washington, which gives its reputation of damp, rainy weather to the whole state, Eastern Washington is drier, with cooler winters and warmer summers. The area even boasts a beautiful desert ecosystem, unexpected in a state nicknamed The Evergreen State.
AmeriCorps members located in Eastern Washington will find many rivers, dams and attractions. This region of Washington is famous for hills covered with trellised vineyards and destination towns such as Spokane and Walla Walla. The base of the Blue Mountains gives a pleasant backdrop to the many golden and green wheat and pea fields. The land supports deer, pheasant, elk and grouse. Several river tributaries in Eastern Washington feed into the majestic Columbia River and all run full with steelhead and king salmon. The Columbia River is famously known as the watery route Lewis and Clark used for their western expedition, which expanded exploration of the west. Eastern Washington is full of historic routes, such as The Oregon Trail, which led settlers to the Walla Walla valley in the southeast, and the Northern Pacific Railway, which paved the way for settlers in Spokane.
Spokane is known for the beautiful Riverfront Park along the Spokane River, as well as the pleasant and calm Manito Park for those who wish to view the rose garden or sit under a tree with a good book. Spokane's economy has been based on natural-resource industries; however, it is growing to include the progressive high-tech and bio-tech industries.
There is no shortage of destination towns, events and things to do in Eastern Washington. Enjoy it with other AmeriCorps members, and see what it has to offer.
Eastern Washington programs serve the following counties:
Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla and Whitman counties.
Service programsAmeriCorps State programs
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) programs
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