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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

    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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