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  • To preserve and sustain the unique character of the Little Spokane River Valley, including it's open space and natural setting.
  • To maintain lower density zoning.
  • To protect the area's ecosystem including water quality, wetlands, priority habitat and wildlife, and dwindling native vegetation.
  • To encourage the development of area parks and natural areas.
  • To educate public officials of the concerns of the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley, and be pro-active when major issues are at the forefront.



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    Welcome to the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley

    A "Walk" Through FLSRV's 2018 Activities
    by Tina Wynecoop
  • Enlarged membership boundaries on each side of LSR from 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 mile.
  • Met with Barry Greene, Spokane County traffic planner to discuss adding a trail from Colbert Road to Midway Road.
  • Discussed trails/roads in planning stages for "Village At Midway" and learned that road construction at Northside Aquatic Park will continue now that funding to complete the park has been received.
  • Sent letter to WDFW supporting addition of their parcel to the Waikiki Springs natural area north of Mill Road.
  • Invited David Schaub, Director of Inland Northwest Land Conservancy, to speak to our board about efforts to protect open space in the LSRV.
  • Received approval to have a cross walk painted at Pine River Park enabling safe passage when crossing the road from the pedestrian trail to the park.
  • Prepared annual budget for 2018.
  • Pursued grants.
  • Opposed proposed changes to low-density (LDRS) standards for county.
  • Hiked with naturalist/historian/author Jack Nisbet at the confluence of Latah/Hangman Creek and the Spokane River. (Wonderful as usual.)
  • Picked up litter along WSDOT's Children of the Sun Trail – from Wandermere Frontage Road to Highway 2 – four times.
  • Reported finding a transient camp along Children of the Sun trail near Farwell Elementary.
  • Celebrated expansion of Midway Elementary.
  • Held annual meeting at Wandermere Golf Course in February. The dinner/guest speaker/silent auction fund-raiser were enjoyed.
  • Cleaned litter in LSRV on Earth Day thanks to many hard-working volunteers.
  • Expanded the mailing area for recipients of our newsletters.
  • Attended/testified at the hearing before the "shooting advisory board" to address a neighbor's appeal to alter the boundaries of an established "no shooting area" so a local resident could operate a shooting range.
  • Earned funds from Smile.Amazon shoppers who kindly designated our FLSRV non-profit as recipient.
  • Survived disruption of Little Spokane Drive sewer project this fall. Patience and ingenuity required.
  • Submitted detailed engineering design to Spokane County for the extension of non-motorized trail from Midway to Colbert roads.
  • Received funding from Fred Meyer's non-profit program, thanks to shoppers who designated FLSRV as the recipient.
  • Promoted our organization and its activities on the Nextdoor Neighbor app., reaching thirteen neighborhoods and over 2,000 subscribers.
  • Bestowed the honorary title of 'Director Emeritus' on Jack Bury, our longtime board member who continues his support of FLSRV in an advisory capacity re: legal issues.
  • Thanked all the generous donors of items for our silent auction.
  • News
    2019-02-09
    Annual Meeting and Dinner/Auction

    Friday, February 22, 2019, Wandermere Golf Club
    2019-02-09
    Valley Cleanup 2019

    by Michael Kennedy
    2019-02-09
    Volunteers Wanted

    by Kirk Neumann
    2019-02-09
    It's All About The Plants

    2019-02-09
    Maya Jewell Zeller

    by Tina Wynecoop
    2019-02-09
    Whitworth Water District 2019 Update

    by Matt Wright, PE, District Superintendent
    2019-02-07
    Membership

    2018-11-01
    "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Please, Won't You...

    by Tina Wynecoop
    Trails
    2019-02-09
    NEW TRAIL SECTION: MIDWAY RD. TO COLBERT RD.

    2018-11-03
    Changes May Be Coming to WDFW Waikiki Springs Property

    by Landon Eaton Crecelius
    2018-10-28
    How to Be a Hero Along The Middle of The Little Spokane

    by Rob Allen, Fairwood Farmers Market Director
    2018-05-19
    Proposed Little Spokane Drive Trail from Midway to Colbert Rd

    by Mark Case, Trails Chairman
    2018-01-27
    Trail System Section Completions

    by Mark Case
    2018-01-27
    Middle of Little Spokane River

    by Daniel Collins
    2018-01-27
    Yearly Walking Tour With Jack Nisbet

    2017-01-29
    ANNUAL SPRING HIKE WITH JACK NISBET

    Saturday, May 6, 2017
    Geology / History
    2019-02-09
    Ice Skating in the Little Spokane River Valley

    by Ty Brown
    2018-11-05
    Murder at Greenleaf Farm: The Tragic Downfall of Theodore Cushing and His Ties to Francis H. Cook and Wandermere Golf Course

    by Ty Brown
    2018-10-28
    Wandermere Golf Course: Legacy on the Little Spokane River

    2018-05-19
    Jack Nisbet's and FLSRV's Sixth Annual Walking Tour: Lower Hangman/Latah Creek April 29, 2018

    by Tina Wynecoop
    2016-10-27
    "Don't tell my wife about this!"

    by Tina Wynecoop
    2015-07-10
    Wandermere

    By Dan Webster ... Courtesy of Spokesman Review
    2009-02-13
    Inland Northwest Geology

    Birds
    2014-12-30
    Bird Watching

    2011-12-26
    Birds Falling From The Sky

    by Tina and Judge Wynecoop
    2009-02-15
    Nesting Ospreys

    2009-02-13
    Dabblers, Divers, Murderers and Travelers: Birds of the INW

    Through March 15, 2009 Museum of Arts and Culture
    Favorite Views
    2009-02-13
    Some Beautiful Views Contributed By Members

    Goals
    2012-04-05
    Friends of Little Spokane River Valley Goals

    As Agreed to by the Board of Directors September 8, 1998
    Favorite Books
    2018-10-28
    The Dreamer and the Doctor

    by author Jack Nisbet
    2009-04-14
    Readings about our Little Spokane River Valley

    Newsletters
    2019-01-23
    January 2019 Newsletter

    2018-10-28
    October 2018 Newsletter

    2018-05-19
    May 2018 Newsletter Download as PDF

    2018-01-27
    January 2018 Newsletter

    2017-10-24
    October 2017 Newsletter

    2017-04-15
    Spring 2017 Newsletter

    2016-10-28
    October 2016 Newsletter

    2016-02-06
    January 2016 Newsletter


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