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Environmental

We create wellness-responsive environments that support holistic health

 

Engagement

We provide safe, trauma-informed, and engaging environments
  • Trauma-informed approach
  • Welcoming, empathetic, and accepting environment
  • Landscaping, and healing gardens
  • Gym
  • Baseball field
  • Fitness trail
  • Challenge course [Learn More]
  • Forest bathing
  • Walking trails
  • Healing gardens

Removal of Barriers

We remove physical, health, and trauma-inducing environmental barriers
  • Accessible, ADA features
  • Clean environment
  • Natural visuals and Art
  • Air quality
  • Noise Reduction
  • We have a desire to become WellCertified [Learn More]

Education

We educate our community about wellness-responsive environments

Opportunities for Success

We provide environmental opportunities for our community to thrive
  • Increased use of natural light
  • Wayfinding
  • Locations for rest and sleep

 

Our Northwest Spokane Campus

Excelsior is committed to creating an interactive, restful, and healing outdoor environment for our youth, families, and the community. We are currently in the process of creating a landscape for all to enjoy which will include areas with seating for conversation, contemplation, meditation, and learning; walking trails and paths through plantings of trees; woody shrubs; and what will become a field of spring daffodils near the Flowering Cherry tree and Lilac collections. The Master Plan is to have our campus be a certified Arboretum, which began in 2018 and will be further developed over the years.

CURRENT PLAN

  • Certify Arboretum Level I
  • Expand our Lilac and Flowering Cherry Tree Collections
  • Expand woody shrub and additional tree collections
  • Begin the Willow Tree Collection
  • Improve walking trails and seating
  • Add Signage to include:
    • Plant’s Botanical Name
    • Plant’s Common Name
    • Donor’s Name
    • Honoree’s Name
  • Add formal healing gardens

PLAN GOALS ACCOMPLISHED

  • Clear dead trees, brush, and debris
  • Open site-line of campus from Indian Trail
  • Add flowers and landscape for the front entrance
  • Plant daffodils for Spring Bloom
  • Add irrigation

TOURS AVAILABLE!

If you would like to see firsthand what Excelsior is doing to improve our outdoor environment, or to just learn more about the landscape master plan, please contact our Arboretum Director.

 


DONATIONS

The following tax-deductible gifts will be recognized on our permanent botanical signage for trees and shrubs, or with a plaque on a seating bench.

  • Monetary Donations to support the Arboretum
  • Trees and Shrubs from the Master Collection List
  • Seating Benches

 

 

Excelsior Rock Sign