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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

    Looking Back
    by Tina Wynecoop
    While growing up in western Washington, I thought it was the most interesting place in the world - until I moved to eastern Washington in 1970 to teach school on the Spokane Indian Reservation.



    I loved my first graders and was glad when a tribal member asked me to marry him - it meant, among other things, that I could stay connected to them and their families. We moved to Colbert, our current home, in 1976.



    A long-held library position at Spokane Public Library (downtown) was one of those jobs for which you can't believe you are getting paid to be in the midst of mountains of books and the wonderful people who use libraries.



    During this time, Judge worked in the woods all over the region as a gyppo logger. We raised two sons in what was once considered the rural part of the county (Hatch Road had maybe eight homes on it, including our own) Playing outdoors and attending Mead schools served the boys well. Both sons logged with their dad. Our grocery budget was huge.



    Our first son is a state trooper, and second son is a pilot. They, their wives and children make our lives special, as does this organization, birding, church, gardening, kayaking, wild flowers, friends, reading about, and writing pieces on local history.



    Although I love to visit Puget Sound and it's salt water and mountains, for 44 years the landscape of the eastern part of our state has become my beloved "home ground."







    FLSRV Trails committee member since 1998-ish

    FLSRV board member since 2008-ish

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