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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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    Earth Day Clean-Up of Our Valley 2017
    by Michael Kennedy
    Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley held their annual cleanup day for the valley on Saturday, April 22, 2017. This cleanup happened to be on Earth Day! This year we had two outside groups to volunteer for the cleanup, Boy Scout Troop 218 with Richard Parish Scout Master and the Spokane WA. North Stake group from the Mormon LDS Church. It turned out to be a great cleanup day with around 35 to 40 people, and we had enough volunteers to cover all the routes.

    Thanks to everyone who did show up! Our goal each year is to clean up most of the major roads in the valley from Wandermere to Perry; Shady Slope to the top of the hill; Dartford to Hazard Road; Hatch Road to the pool; and Golden Road, Midway, and Colbert Road including some new area along US 395.

    We collected a lot of paper trash, miscellaneous wood, carpet, bottles, etc. Estimated total trash was one of the largest hauls we have had in years. Great job and thanks again to the Boy Scouts and the North Stake group !!

    After the cleanup, an annual chili feed was held at Bart and Lindell Haggin's home for those who helped out. A big thank you to those responsible for a great meal: Lindell Haggin provided the chili and drinks, Martha Schaefer brought the cornbread, and Harla Jean Biever made the cookies. Thanks to all who helped with both cleanup and the cooking!

    Please mark your calendars for next year's cleanup scheduled in April, 2018. We will set the exact date this winter. We need your time and your continued support to help to keep our valley roadways clean. This is also a good way to get to know your neighbors!

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