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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

    Trails    
    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.
  • Trails

    NEW TRAIL SECTION: MIDWAY RD. TO COLBERT RD.


    Changes May Be Coming to WDFW Waikiki Springs Property

    by Landon Eaton Crecelius

    How to Be a Hero Along The Middle of The Little Spokane

    by Rob Allen, Fairwood Farmers Market Director

    Proposed Little Spokane Drive Trail from Midway to Colbert Rd

    by Mark Case, Trails Chairman

    Trail System Section Completions

    by Mark Case

    Middle of Little Spokane River

    by Daniel Collins

    Yearly Walking Tour With Jack Nisbet


    ANNUAL SPRING HIKE WITH JACK NISBET

    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Antoine Peak Hike 2016

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Be Coyote-Wise

    Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

    Unique Trail Users

    By Tina Wynecoop

    Wolverine Walkabout = Wolverine Wanderlust

    By Tina Wynecoop

    Saltese Upland Hike

    By Tina Wynecoop

    New Benches for the Haynes Estate Trails Area

    By Kirk Neumann

    Trail Update

    By Lance Pounder

    Trail Signs


    Pineriver Park Neighborhood Entrance Will Be Getting a New Look


    Beavers on the Little Spokane River

    By Ro Bury

    SPRING FIELD TRIP with Jack Nisbet, Author/Historian

    Five Mile Prairie and the Little Spokane River MAY 10, 2014

    Links to Printable 2013 Trails Maps


    Were Friends with WSDOT and The Children of the Sun pedestrian pathway.


    Devil's Gap Walking Tour with Jack Nisbet

    Saturday, May 11, 2013

    Trails Update


    County's Wandermere Road Project

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Trails Overview


    Trails Update

    by Lance Pounder

    Vandervert Trail

    by Tina Wynecoop

    Trails

    by Martha Schaefer

    Trees and Trails

    by Jim Ellis

    North Spokane Corridor

    by Michael Kennedy

    Finishing Touches on the Bridge

    by Lindell Haggin

    Art Work Drawings for Retaining Walls at Wandermere and Garden Avenue


    08 Trails Update


    New Pedestrian-Bike Trail Needs Your Help To Find A Name


    Haynes Estate Conservation Area Planting


    Trails FAQs


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