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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 CleanUP - a great success

    Annual Meeting and Dinner/Auction

    Friday, February 22, 2019, Wandermere Golf Club

    Valley Cleanup 2019

    by Michael Kennedy

    Volunteers Wanted

    by Kirk Neumann

    It's All About The Plants

    Maya Jewell Zeller

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Whitworth Water District 2019 Update

    by Matt Wright, PE, District Superintendent


    "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Please, Won't You...

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Back to School

    by Kirk Neumann

    Spokane County Little Spokane Drive Sewer Extension Project

    by Michael Kennedy

    Fairwood Farmer’s Market

    by Merry Maccini

    Holiday Shopping at Amazon Smile

    0.5% donated to FLSRV for a no-cost way to support your organization

    Mark Your Calendar -- 2019 Annual Meeting and Dinner/Auction

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    Membership Update 2018

    In Memoriam -- Merle Moberly, MD

    Annual FLRSV Meeting


    Water Quality

    by Lindell Haggin

    What’s Happening on the Middle of The Little Spokane River?

    by Daniel Collins

    2018 Fairwood District Farmers Market

    Valley Cleanup 2018

    by Michael Kennedy

    What We Accomplished Together in 2017

    We are honored that you support the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley. Your donations, membership, sweat equity and enthusiasm have brought us a long way over the last two decades.


    School Bond Vote

    In Memoriam - Harold Balazs

    New Board Position

    Valley Cleanup 2018

    by Michael Kennedy

    School Time

    Walking to School is a Smart Choice

    Spokesman-Review article. September 1, 2017 Reprinted by permission.

    Seeing Red Over Dog Poop? Oregon Town Paints it Orange

    Spokesman-Review article. October 13, 2015 Reprinted by permission. Originally published July 28, 2011 The Bellingham Herald

    Local, Family-Owned Landmarks: Pounder’s and Pattison’s

    by Tina Wynecoop

    2018 Annual Meeting

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    Mark Case

    New Board Member

    A River Captured: The Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change by Eileen Pearkes

    Reviewed by Jack Nisbet

    Living Water: Salmon's Presence

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Earth Day Clean-Up of Our Valley 2017

    by Michael Kennedy

    Thanks Be to the Decorator!

    October Board Meeting

    by Harla Jean Biever

    Sign Up for Amazon Smile

    Colbert Road Trail

    by Mark Case

    In Memoriam - Daniel Eugene Forsyth

    Annual Meeting 2017

    Valley Cleanup 2017

    Land Along the Little Spokane River

    Report from Fairwood Community Leaders


    Threads of Red

    Tina Wynecoop

    New Bench

    Kirk Neuman


    Registration for Tour and Field Trip


    Friday, February 24, 2017 -- Wandermere Golf Club



    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Valley Cleanup Report - 2016

    by Michael Kennedy


    Conservation Future Nomination

    Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

    Annual Meeting - 2016

    Valley Cleanup 2016

    by Michael Kennedy

    List of resources re: Salmon/Upper Columbia River Basin:

    Warning to Pet Owners

    By Erin Kennedy, DVM

    2015 Fairwood District Farmers Market

    Hosted by Allen Family Properties

    Valley Cleanup

    By Michael Kennedy

    2015 Annual Meeting

    Proposed New Housing Development

    By Jennifer Mudge

    Pine River Park Neighborhood Entrance Will Be Getting a New Look

    Rehab Cleanup Signs -- Volunteers Needed

    By Michael Kennedy

    Jack Nisbet Saltese Uplands Field Trip Coming May 2, 2015

    Mark Your Calendar!

    Wildlife Highway

    By Jack and Ro Bury

    Pioneer of Our Valley

    By Dana Davis Kelly

    Where a Wind Blew . . .

    By Harla Jean Biever New Hope Resource Center Board Member

    Membership Renewal

    Drama on the Little Spokane

    By Lindell Haggin


    Board Member Michael Kennedy

    What Was In Grandpas Trunk

    By Harla Jean Heiser Biever

    Annual Meeting

    Valley Cleanup 2014

    By Michael Kennedy

    2014 Annual Meeting and Dinner/Auction

    Saturday, February 22, 2014

    Serving Our Communities

    by Harla Jean Biever, President
    Board New Hope Resource Center

    Augy Augustine

    In Memoriam

    Our New bridge

    by Martha Schaefer

    Is Your Last Rose Of Summer Going To The Deer?

    Looking Back

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Trails To The Library(s)

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Valley Cleanup 2013

    by Michael Kennedy

    Apex Industries make Herons for New Bridge

    Mark Your Calendar - Jack Nisbet Walking Tour

    Saturday, May 10, 2014


    Annual Spring Cleanup

    Saturday, April 27th -- 9:30 am

    In Memoriam

    Annual Meeting

    by Martha Schaefer, Vice President

    Thank You 2013 Donors For Auction Items!

    We Did Great!

    PET Project Spreads Mobility

    by Cindy Hval
    Article Courtesy of Spokesman-Review

    Mac Presents -- David Douglas Historic Tours -- With Jack Nisbet

    Come See The Butterflies!

    Memorial Bricks

    by Harla J. Biever

    Work Day At Camp Dart-Lo


    by Tina Wynecoop

    A Look Back at FLSRV History

    by Martha Schafer, Board Vice-President

    Mark Your Calendar For Our 2013 Annual Meeting

    We're Adopting!

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Bravo for the Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour

    by Tina Wynecoop

    FLSRV Board-Authorized Letter Regarding The New Bridge

    by Lance Pounder, President

    Little Spokane River Bridge No. 3602 Replacement Project Update for Fall of 2012

    Cottonwood Trees in North Spokane County

    by W.G. Magnuson

    Delay Pruning To Help Wildlife Now

    by Michael Kennedy

    Spokane Fish Hatchery

    by Kirk Newmann

    Second Annual Hike With Jack Nisbet

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour

    Pine River Park Update

    by Lance Pounder

    Oldest Barn in Spokane County?

    by W.G. Magnuson, Jr.

    Spring is for the Birds (and Birders)!

    by Lindell Haggin


    by Jack Bury

    Valley Cleanup

    by Michael Kennedy

    2012 Annual Meeting

    by Tina Wynecoop, Auction Chairman

    Thank You! FLSRV 2012 Auction Donors

    A Little History

    by Harla Jean Biever

    Water Quality

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Walking Tour May 12, 2012

    Roberta Ellis, FLSRV Member

    State Needs Volunteers to Score Recreation, Conservation Grant Applications


    WTA Work Parties 2012

    2012 Annual Meeting and Dinner/Auction

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Little Spokane Bridge is Being Replaced

    by Marla Schaeffer

    Walking Tour Review

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Keeping Pine River Park Open

    by Lance Pounder

    86,400 Seconds

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Valley Cleanup

    by Michael Kennedy

    Better Dead Than Alive?

    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

    The Way It Was: History Along Our Organizations Namesake

    by Tina Wynecoop

    The Smell of Home

    by Carole Mack From: Diggings.org

    2011 Annual Meeting and Dinner/Auction

    Saturday, March 5, 2011

    What is Conservation Futures

    by Martha Schaefer

    FLSRV Nominates Scholz Property for Conservation Futures Purchase

    Letter sent to Spokane Conservation Futures from Lance Pounder, on behalf of FLSRV

    A River Flows Through It

    by Bart Haggin

    Pine River Park Help Keep it Open

    by Lance Pounder

    County Bridge Upgrades

    by Harla Jean Biever

    Spring Cleanup Date Announced

    Saturday, April 16 Starting at 9:00am.

    Little Spokane Artists Plan Studio Tour

    by Hulda Bridgeman

    Team from 3 Counties Presents Gardening Workshop

    Saturday, January 29th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    3rd Annual Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour

    by Hulda Bridgeman

    Keeping Pine River Park Open

    by Lance Pounder

    New Board Members Elected

    by Kirk Neumann

    Annual Meeting Held

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Pine River County Park

    by Doug Chase

    General Service Modifications for 2010 Park Season

    by Doug Chase

    Mt. Spokane, The Little Spokane River, Rock Cairn Vision Quest Sites and a Poem

    by Tina Wynecoop


    by Harla Jean Biever

    Cleanup Day Report

    by Lance Pounder

    An Amazing CBC (Christmas Bird Count) Adventure Story

    by Jeanne Dammarell

    2nd Annual Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour

    by Hulda Bridgeman

    2009 Annual Meeting and Dinner/Auction

    by Tina Wynecoop

    US Highway 2 to the Wandermere Vicinity North Spokane Corridor: Wall Architectural Treatment

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