2020 Annual Celebration Dinner Postponed

After careful consideration regarding the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) overseas and recent cases in the United States, specifically in Washington State, the Dishman Hills Conservancy (DHC) has decided to postpone the annual Celebration Dinner, previously scheduled to take place April 2, 2020 at the Spokane Club.

With ongoing concern about the effects of the Coronavirus, DHC has decided to postpone the Celebration Dinner to avoid undue risk of exposure. We believe it is best to be cautious, and that this decision is in the best interest of protecting public health.

The DHC is considering dates to host the Celebration Dinner in the summer, when the impact of flu season and chance of exposure is minimal, but a date has not been determined. The DHC thanks everyone who already purchased tickets and everyone who has helped make this such a great event year after year. We are looking forward to rescheduling the event soon and gathering yet again as a community to support conservation.

Tickets that have already been purchased will be valid for the rescheduled event; however, DHC offers the option of a full refund. To request a refund, call the DHC office at (509) 598-0003 or email Jeff Lambert at

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Valentine's Day Art Adventure

An Original, Impressionist, Oil Painting by L.R. Montgomery

L.R. Montgomery, DHC’s own Artist in Residence, held a special art show benefitting the Conservancy on Valentine’s Day, 2020. The Valentine’s Day Art Adventure featured over 50 original, landscape paintings of the Dishman Hills painted by L.R. Montgomery, and he donated 35% of the proceeds from every sale to DHC.

“It’s so much fun to paint there and be part of this organization, that my art can be indicative of what I love to do,” said Montgomery. The event was well attended, and DHC Staff and Board members enjoyed meeting with attendees to hear stories about what the Dishman Hills Natural Areas mean to the community.

If you have not yet joined the DHC as a member, see our Get Involved page for more information. Members receive priority invitation to DHC events, and the cost to attend most events is included with a membership donation.

DHC extends a special thank you to L.R. and Carole Montgomery for all their hard work putting on the art show, and to everyone who came out and supported local art and conservation efforts in the Hills.