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.
Welcome to the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley
FRIENDS OF THE LITTLE SPOKANE RIVER VALLEY IS CELEBRATING OVER 20 YEARS WITH A LOOK BACK AT OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
We came into existence in 1996 when a developer initiated a project that would impact the beauty, housing density, and rural feel of the Valley. Over the years we have:
Raised county awareness of storm-water run-off into the Little Spokane River resulting in county re-design to mitigate
Assisted the county in maintenance of Pine River Park during several low budget years
Assisted Spokane Conservation district in monthly water quality monitoring including equipment purchases
Supported Conservation Futures applications and played an instrumental part in county purchase of Haynes Conservation District
Planted native species and installed hard landscape in Haynes Conservation District and along other trail sections
Developed and installed signage at the entrance to the Valley and along the trail system including our "Walking Heron" logo
Supported the updating of the Pine River Entrance sign
Provided significant input for the aesthetic design of three bridges over our river and retaining walls in the Valley
Gathered and continue to share historical stories about the Valley
Developed and publish a semi-annual newsletter
Developed and implemented a website FLSRV.org
Sponsor an annual cleanup day throughout the valley with collection of several tons of garbage (April 22nd this year, 2017)
Adopted a section of the new Children of the Sun trail, which is along the new North-South Corridor, for ongoing clean-up four times per year
Provided input into the County Comprehensive Plan resulting in limiting housing density and a requirement for trails and sidewalks to be included in future development
Organized a meeting for public input to development of a trail system in the Valley
Planned, built and maintain over 15 miles of multi-use trails in our Valley
Sponsored four Eagle Scout projects resulting in benches and kiosks along the trail system which we continue to maintain
Provide doggie doo dispensers along trails
Secured generous grants worth several thousand dollars for trail development, construction and signage
Educated public officials regarding issues related to Little Spokane River Valley
Organize annual educational walks with renowned naturalist and author Jack Nisbet (May 6th this year)
Organize an annual meeting and fund raising auction
This year we are in the process of extending the trails with an addition of 1000 feet along Colbert Rd. from the bridge to Little Spokane Drive
Improved the safety for school children walking to and from school and to the Northside pool
Memorial bricks engraved and placed at kiosk to honor residents who have made a positive impact in our community
When you join this organization you help to promote ongoing projects as opportunities arise.
Please consider joining our neighborhood family by becoming a member, see form link below.
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